János MARTONYI, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary

Minister János Martonyi has been designated as one of the two Presidents of the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). During its opening session, the conference will formally elect the Presidents.

Martonyi was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary in 2010, a position which he also held from 1998 to 2002. A lawyer by profession, between 1994-1998, as well as 2002 and 2009 he was Managing Partner of Martonyi and Kajtár, Baker & McKenzie Law Firm in Budapest, Hungary.

Between 1989 and 1990 he held the position of Government Commissioner for Privatization. Martonyi was Administrative State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 1994 and at the Ministry of International Economic Relations from 1990 to 1991.

Minister Martonyi has also held a series of academic positions. He has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest since 1987, and was Associate Professor and then University Professor at the Szeged University of Sciences between 1997 and 2010. Between 1995-1998, Minister Martonyi was a visiting professor at the College of Europe In Bruges (Belgium) and Natolin (Poland).