Minister of Finance Mihály Varga announced that Hungarian debt management won a special award in the “Best Deals of 2020” publication of the Capital Eye portal. The website highlighted that Hungary’s bond issue also attracted the interest of new investors. The work of Hungary’s Public Debt Management Center was recently awarded by the Japanese trade press and a research institute as well, he added.
Varga explained that Hungary was the first foreign sovereign issuer to enter the yen green bond market last year. One-third of the bonds issued were green bonds, and the proceeds from these are to be used by Hungary for environmental and sustainability purposes.