The foreign minister has revealed that a diplomatic academy will open in Budapest from September next year.
Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said obtaining a degree at the academy will be a prerequisite for working at the ministry of foreign affairs.
During his speech to the Fidelitas, the youth arm of the governing Fidesz party, the minister said the diplomatic academy and the National University of Public Service would jointly offer a competitive education system to those who wish to work in the diplomatic profession and represent Hungary’s national and economic interests abroad. The minister said it’s a challenging, but uplifting task.
According to MTI, Minister Szijjártó said that over the past five years, as the head of the foreign ministry, he enjoyed the support of many young people in the efforts to renew Hungarian foreign policy.
“Today those working as members of the diplomatic staff are proud of representing a more than 1,000-year-old Christian state, which repeatedly defended Christian values over the course of history, and whose members fought for a long time for the freedom of the nation,” he said.
The minister said Hungary has now strengthened to the extent that its economic performance is outstanding by European standards. Combining foreign policy and foreign trade has created a great competitive advantage, and the foreign ministry staff are working to help improve the performance and competitiveness of the Hungarian economy.
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