(MTI) – Solidarity exercised in the Carpathian Basin can be useful for all and can even show an example that could be decisive for Ukraine, head of parliament’s foreign affairs committee Zsolt Nemeth said on Wednesday.
Nemeth told an economic forum in Krynica in Poland that the Ukraine crisis has drawn global attention to the region and attempts should be made to shift the US focus from relations with China to the situation in central and eastern Europe. This will be an important task for the NATO summit to start in Newport on Thursday, he added.
He congratulated to Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk for his appointment to President of the European Council and added that Poland’s current position is unprecedented since the rule of John Sobieski in the 17th century. He also praised Slovakia’s economic achievements and expressed appreciation for Romania which has recovered from an “almost hopeless economic situation.”
Nemeth said Hungary’s economic growth is currently the fastest in eastern and central Europe despite facing economic decline only a few years ago. He added, however, that the region’s economic success and security policy situation are fragile. He argued for the importance of secure energy supplies and warned that traditional tensions exist between the region’s countries and solidarity is therefore crucially important.