Hungarian Foreign Minister Believes that Western Isolation of Russia Will Lead to Disaster

Earlier this week, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto declared that diplomatically isolating “can only lead to a disaster.”

During an interview on Hungarian television that took place on September 20, 2022, Szijjarto said that he would like other European diplomats to interact more with Russian diplomats.

“I think that we can understand each other, bring our positions closer or try to convince each other only if we talk to each other,” stated Szijjarto. 

Hungary’s leading diplomat proclaimed that history has already demonstrated that “isolation can only lead to a disaster.”

Szijjarto said that after his discussions with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, he intends on meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and several other European diplomats.

“I will be glad if my European colleagues make use of this opportunity to talk to the foreign ministers of Russia and China, in order to bring us closer to resolving many difficult issues,” Szijjarto continued.

“I sincerely hope that European countries, the European Union, Brussels would at some point take measures that do not lead to escalation or continuation of the conflict, and would instead help to end it,” he concluded.

All things considered, Szijjarto may be the sanest diplomat in the Collective West. Hungary is a very pragmatic country on foreign policy affairs. It’s not captured by ideological fetishes such as neoconservatism and neoliberalism.

Many countries, especially the United States, could learn a thing or two about foreign policy from Hungary. The current foreign policy approach the US and its satrapies in Europe are pursuing is simply suicidal and could potentially put the world one step closer to nuclear conflict.

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