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SZIJJÁRTÓ CALLS FOR 'SENSIBLE, RESPECTFUL' EAST-WEST DIALOGUE

 

“Sensible and respectful” dialogue between East and the West is “always best for us Hungarians and central Europeans”, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said in a video published on Facebook on Wednesday. In his video recorded during a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Latvia, Szijjártó said: “Hungary has no interest whatsoever in a new Cold War or in engendering a psychotic state reminiscent of a Cold War,” adding that even such a state would “seriously harm our national security interests”. Hungary, he added, supported all NATO and European Union initiatives aimed at creating further communication channels “between East and West, between Russia and NATO, and between Russia and the EU,” the minister said. “We have an interest in resolving problems through dialogue, through diplomatic channels,” Szijjártó added.