The Cleveland HUNGARIAN ASSOCIATION 59th Hungarian Congress presents keynote luncheon speaker:
Zsolt Németh Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly
12:30 pm, Saturday, November 30, 2019 Thanksgiving weekend at the Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown 1100 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115
Zsolt Németh’s political career started with the foundation of FIDESZ – Hungarian Civic Union in 1988. Mr Németh was a founding member of FIDESZ and has been a member of the Hungarian Parliament since the first free and democratic elections in 1990. Since 2014, Mr Németh has been the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly, Deputy-floor leader of the Fidesz – Hungarian Civic Union Parliamentary Group, and the Head of the Hungarian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly to the Council of Europe (PACE) and since 2016 Vice-president of the EPP-CD Group of the PACE. Between 2016-2018 he was the Vice-president of the PACE.
Mr. Németh is a key figure in formulating Fidesz’s foreign policy. He has participated in the preparation of the party’s foreign policy strategies in the past two decades. Mr Nemeth was an active supporter of the Act on National and Ethnic Minorities (1993), which grants individual and collective rights and the right to self-government for ethnic and national minorities living in Hungary. He also supported the Act on Hungarians Living in Neighbouring Countries (2001), which ensures special benefits for ethnic Hungarians living in the Carpathian Basin. Mr Nemeth was also among the sponsors of the Act allowing non-resident Hungarians to apply for Hungarian citizenship if they are of Hungarian origin and speak the language (2010).