István Szent-Iványi is a Hungarian politician, Hungarian Ambassador to Slovenia, founding member of the Alliance of Free Democrats political party, and former Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Alliance of Free Democrats, part of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party. He was chief foreign policy advisor to the Hungarian Liberal Party between October 2015 and April 2018. Previously, he served four terms as MP in the Hungarian National Assembly (1990-2004) being chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (1997-2002) and the Committee on European Integration (2002-04). He is a founding member of the Alliance of Free Democrats (1988), was twice its Group leader in the National Assembly (1997-1998, 2000-2002), and he has been a member of its executive board for several years. He was Secretary of State (deputy minister) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1994-97.