On October 18, the Atlantic Council’s Program on Transatlantic Relations hosted an off-the-record roundtable discussion with Hungarian Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi.
Minister Martonyi spoke about Hungary’s domestic situation and its effect on the country’s foreign policy, including the current government’s relationship with the European Union, the International Monetary Fund, and the Visegrad 4, as well as its priorities in moving forward as a partner to the United States. The discussion was moderated by Atlantic Council Executive Vice President Damon Wilson. This is Minister Martonyi’s second term as Hungary’s foreign minister. He first served in this position from 1998 and 2002 and then left the government to work as a full-time professor at the University of Szeged and managing partner in the law firm Martonyi és Kajtár Baker & McKenzie, Budapest. In 2010, Minister Martonyi was reappointed as foreign minister.

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