The “dramatic impact” of the war in Ukraine is felt around the world, the Hungarian foreign minister said on Tuesday.
Péter Szijjártó said on Facebook that “the war and related sanctions are posing extraordinary challenges to global economy, especially to the security of energy supplies.” Energy prices are soaring, supply chains are facing disruptions and hitherto stable energy supply lines are becoming inceasingly uncertain, he said.
On the sidelines of a review conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in New York, Szijjártó met Ayman Safadi, his Jordanian counterpart, and they agreed that if the war was prolonged, its consequences would be even more dire. “The worst is still ahead of us,” Szijjártó warned.
Szijjártó and Safadi also agreed that international peace efforts should focus exclusively on brokering a peace agreement as soon as possible. Szijjártó said they also agreed that “cutting off the channels of communication would be a fatal mistake because it would make peace negotiations impossible”. He reiterated Hungary’s position calling for an immediate ceasefire and launching peace talks without delay.