Szijjártó: the chances of a third world war are higher than ever
July 18. 2023. – 11:04 AM
Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó addressed the UN Security Council in New York on Monday.
The Foreign Minister said that as Ukraine's neighbouring country, and despite all the criticim and attacks, Hungary would continue to stand up for peace in Ukraine being restored as soon as possible.
"As a representative of a neighbouring country, of a nation whose members are victims of this war, and while being aware that it isn't entirely in line with the mainstream position, I would like to continue to argue for peace as soon as possible. And we will continue to do so, even if we are criticised and attacked for our position," he said.
Szijjártó said that because of the increasing influx of weapons into Ukraine, the chances of peace talks are getting bleaker by the day. "The longer the war goes on and the more weapons arrive, the more people will die, and the worse the devastation will be. We would like the international community to deliver more peace to our neighbourhood than weapons," he said.
Szijjártó also stressed the importance of food security. He argued that supply disruptions could very easily lead to serious security challenges and could have global ramifications, for example, in the form of new waves of migrants, which could also increase the threat of terrorism.
He said global security is currently the worst it's been in the last eighty years.
"There are overt and shameless references to nuclear arsenals and capabilities, and the chances of a third world war are higher than ever," he said.
The Hungarian Foreign Minister also said that he believes the world is rapidly moving towards being organized into blocks again, which is something Central Europe has very bad memories of and had a very bad experience with.
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