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5 Iustum Aequum Salutare 5 (2009)

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V. 2009/1. • 5-7.


Konferencia Kiss Stindor professzor emltktre*
(Budapest, PPKE JAK, 2008. okt6ber 18.)
Alexandre Kiss Memorial Conference
(Budapest, Ptizmtiny Ptter Catholic University, 18 October 2008)
Professor of International Trade Law (SZTE AJK)
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary
Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Colleagues, dear Friends,
You would excuse me for addressing you as Friends. The reason for this is very
simple: the person who brought today this small family circle together was a friend
of all of us present here.
Let me start with my personal memories. When I was a young student I often heard
a name at home from my father who had great respect for a famous Hungarian-born
scholar living in France, at that time a remote country, the friendship of whom he was
very proud of. Alexander Kiss, indeed Kiss Sdndor was also well known by my sister,
so the name was a very frequently quoted one in the family. It was only decades after,
in an entirely different historic situation that I first met Alex or Sfndor in person. My
country needed his help in the now famous Gabcikovo-Nagymaros dispute, that I had
to handle in my new capacity of State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Sdndor immediately offered his unique professional skills. That was how we started
* A k6vetkez6kben a konferencia el6adfsai az elhangzfs sorrendjben jelennek meg.

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