Frigyes Puja

Frigyes Puja
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary
In office
14 December 1973  8 July 1983
Preceded by János Péter
Succeeded by Péter Várkonyi
Personal details
Born (1921-02-02)2 February 1921
Battonya, Kingdom of Hungary
Died 5 July 2008(2008-07-05) (aged 87)
Budapest, Hungary
Political party MKP, MDP, MSZMP
Profession politician
Frigyes Puja (right side) during an occasion of visit to East Germany.
The native form of this personal name is Puja Frigyes. This article uses the Western name order.

Frigyes Puja (2 February 1921 – 5 July 2008) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs[1] between 1973 and 1983.

He worked as a typographer from 1934 until the end of the Second World War. Then he entered to the Hungarian Communist Party. He was the Hungarian ambassador to Sweden between 1953 and 1955. After that he represented Hungary in Norway, Denmark and Austria. Between 1959 and 1963 he served as deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

After that he was the party's (then already MSZMP) Central Committee's head of the Department of Foreign Affairs. In 1973 he was appointed minister. From 1983 he served as ambassador to Finland. He had many publications about the Hungarian foreign policy. In 1988 Puja published his biography.


  1. Hungary' 82, Pannonia Press, 1983, p. 92
Political offices
Preceded by
János Péter
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Péter Várkonyi

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