New York, October 1 (MTI) – Countering terrorism in the Middle East is only possible by global cooperation, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said at a special UN Security Council session on countering terrorist threats, in New York City on Wednesday.
It has been proven that even the most difficult global problems can be solved through international cooperation, but is not possible without the inclusion of Russia, Szijjarto said.
He said that the Syrian conflict, the primary source of Europe’s migration pressure, cannot be resolved unless the transatlantic alliance rethinks its relations with Russia.
Szijjarto said Europe’s migration crisis was the European Union’s most serious challenge since its establishment, adding that a total of 30-35 million people could make their way to the continent from the world’s crisis-ridden countries.
The minister said it is the international community’s shared interest to avoid the destabilisation of Europe under the migration pressure. He said the key to preventing such a scenario is to stabilise the Middle East and North Africa, adding that one of the most important tasks before the international community is to step up efforts against the Islamic State (IS) militant group.
Szijjarto noted that the Hungarian contingent of troops serving in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq will participate in training the Kurdish Peshmerga forces to fight IS.
Another key task is ending the Syrian civil war, which requires international cooperation, Szijjarto said.