Budapest, May 29 (MTI) – Minister of public administration and justice Tibor Navracsics told weekly Heti Valasz in an interview published on Thursday that he was expecting to work as foreign minister in the new cabinet.
Navracsics said he considered himself fortunate that he could get the post of foreign minister because there are great many tasks ahead and he found this very inspiring.
“And it will be especially fortunate if they nominate me for EU commissioner this autumn,” he added, stating that he had been dealing with the European Union much in the past when he worked in academia.
The government’s opening to the east policy must not mean closing to the west but the current structure of foreign trading focusing 80 percent on the west and 20 percent on the east should be changed for a 66:34 ratio, Navracsics said.
Diplomacy as it was in the 20th century is being transformed, with a logic based on external economy aspects gaining ground, he said.
Asked whether it’s worth becoming a foreign minister for six months only, he said it had been agreed with trade chief Peter Szijjarto on coordinating all issues so that the post could be handed over to him without disruption.