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Regarding a meeting of the World Economic Forum the foreign minister was scheduled to participate in, Péter Szijjártó said “war psychosis” resulting from the war in Ukraine had created a political climate that could lead to blocs forming anew in world politics. “We want the coming years to be about connectivity,” he said. He said that after the ties between Russia and Europe had been severed “one by one”, there were western European attempts to do the same with China. “That would have tragic consequences,” he warned.
Meanwhile, western car manufacturers are dependent on Eastern suppliers in the transition to electromobility, he said. Hungary has successfully become an important meeting point for the sector’s investments, he added. “We have an interest in developing civilised cooperation between East and West,” he said.
At the same time, the security situation had deteriorated worldwide, he said. Humanity “may be closer to the third world war than ever,” he said, adding there were 50 armed conflicts happening simultaneously worldwide. Szijjártó said instability in the Middle East had a direct impact on Europe, contributing to rising migration pressure. The Abraham Accords, he said, were the first successful attempt in the past few decades to broker peace between Israel and several Arab countries, and he called for a push to expand the accords, saying that Hungary was ready to contribute as it saw Israel as a strategic partner and had friendly relations with many Arab countries.