In an interview with the Chinese television channel CGTN, the Foreign Minister said that his colleagues and allies from NATO and the EU “really do not want to use this General Assembly as a platform for dialogue.”
They tried to convince us not to meet with the representatives of Russia and Belarus, but I think it is a dead end, he said.
If they are unable to reach out to those with whom we have a quarrel, if they are unable to discuss these conflicts, we will never find a peaceful solution, Szijjarto noted.
The head of Hungarian diplomacy revealed earlier his intention to meet with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in the second half of the week, and advised Western European colleagues to do the same.
In June, Szijjarto reported that he was in contact with Lavrov to maintain the possibility of reaching an agreement on Ukraine, according to local media.
He has repeatedly called on EU and NATO countries not to the close channels of communication with Russia, as peace could only be achieved through dialogue.