Tristan Azbej

Tristan Azbej is the State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians and for for the Hungary Helps Program at the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office.

Prior to his assignment in 2017 to lead the Government’s unique program dedicated to persecuted Christians, he served as a diplomat a four-year term at the Embassy of Hungary in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Besides his foreign service in the Middle East, he has also lived for four years in the US, where he worked towards and received his PhD degree in Geosciences at Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University).

Earlier in his career the State Secretary had been an active politician in the youth partner organizations of Fidesz-KDNP and held various policy advisory positions (political advisor to the Parliamentary Factions of Fidesz-KDNP, political advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office, Head of Department for Parliamentary Affairs at the Ministry of Human Capacities).

Azbej has Hungarian, French and Armenian heritage, and he is married with two children.