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Bela SZOMBATI Deputy Head of the State Secretariat for Integration

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 studied at London University and Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, where he graduated in 1980
 Upon graduation he entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
1980-82 Department of International Security, MFA, dealing with "third basket" issues of the CSCE
1982 Department of Asia
1982-86 Attaché, later Secretary of the Hungarian Embassy in Hanoi, dealing with economic, cultural and media affairs
1986-88 Department One, MFA (North America and part of Western Europe), US Desk Officer
1988-91 Secretary of the Hungarian Embassy in Washington, D.C. dealing with cultural affairs
1991-94 Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of the Republic and Head of the Foreign Relations Department of the President s Office, Budapest
1994-99 Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary in Paris
1999 (Aug)- Deputy Head of the State Secretariat for Integration