Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó met Qamar Javed Bajwa, chief of staff of Pakistan’s military, for talks in Budapest on Thursday. The talks focused on the war in Ukraine, Szijjártó said on Facebook. “The war is a challenge for all countries, but it especially impacts regions that have been facing difficulties and disasters already,” the minister added. Szijjártó and Bajwa agreed that “all measures aimed at ending the war should be promoted, while others leading to further escalation of the conflict should at least be dropped”.
The European Union’s sanctions policy’s failure is “increasingly obvious” as “attempts to weaken Russia could bring Europe to its knees”, Szijjártó said.
At the talks, agreement was reached that Hungary will provide assistance to Pakistan aimed at mitigating the impacts of recent floods, the minister said, adding that Hungary will send medicines and hygiene products to Pakistan, and double the number of scholarships for Pakistani youth at Hungarian universities.