Hungarian foreign minister went on ‘peacemaking’ trip to Belarus

18 February, 04:42 AM
Szijjártó Péter (Photo:Szijjártó Péter / Facebook)

Szijjártó Péter (Photo:Szijjártó Péter / Facebook)

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said he visited Minsk to urge “our Belarusian partners” not to take steps to prolong the war in Ukraine or expand it geographically, Hungarian media outlet reported on Feb. 17.

Szijjarto said that he had conveyed a message about the establishment of a ceasefire and the beginning of peace negotiations.

“I told my Belarusian partners about this and asked them, as we ask all members of the international community, not to take any militant steps, or any other steps that could lead to the continuation of the war,” he stressed.

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Szijjarto also denies negotiating with Russian representatives in Minsk.

“If I want to negotiate with the Russians, I will go to Moscow and report on it,” the minister said.

“I don’t need to negotiate with the Russians by hiding in Minsk. Neither I, nor any of the members of my delegation negotiated with anyone other than the Belarusian interlocutors.”

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto visited Minsk on Feb. 13.

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