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SZIJJÁRTÓ: EUROPE FACING MOST SEVERE SECURITY CRISIS SINCE WW2

 

Europe is facing the most severe security crisis since the second world war and the continent would not be able to handle an additional security risk, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said before a United Nations Security Council session in New York. It is all the more reasonable to make progress towards security in the Middle East, because instability in that region has a direct impact on the security of Europe, by way of terrorist threats and illegal migration, he added. “Peace and stability in the Middle East is in Europe’s fundamental interest,” the minister said. Szijjártó also addressed the issue of the global food crisis, which he attributed to the armed conflict in Ukraine. The sudden halt in Ukrainian and Russian grains supplies resulted in food supply crises in several parts of the world, he added. Shortage of food can trigger violence and terrorism which then generate new waves of migration, he said. Szijjártó called it an important development that a new intermodal terminal had recently opened in Fényeslitke on the Hungary-Ukraine border, with a capacity twice the previous largest terminal’s in Europe. Some 800 tonnes of grain per hour can pass through and continue on its way to ports in the northern Adriatic and further to global markets, he added.