Minister of State for Cultural and Science Diplomacy; Ministry of Foreign Affairs And Trade Of Hungary
István Íjgyártó was appointed Minister of State for Cultural and Science Diplomacy of Hungary in 2014. He has worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade since 2000 and successively served in different positions. He was Ambassador of Hungary to Romania from 2000 to 2004 and Ambassador to the Russian Federation and Uzbekistan from 2010 to 2014. Prior to his diplomatic career, he worked on several social and political research projects at the Demographic Research Center, the Central European Institute and the Government Office of Hungarians Abroad.
Mr. Íjgyártó studied at the Faculty of Philology in Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest.