On Tuesday at noon, the Foreign Minister of Belarus, Sergei Aleinik, arrived in Hungary. He already sat down for talks with the Minister of Agriculture, István Nagy. This was reported by the Belarusian news agency BelTA, according to the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.
The Hungarian government has so far not communicated that Aleinik is in Hungary, nor has MTI (the Hungarian Telecommunications Office) reported on his presence, 444.hu notes.
BelTA reports that on Wednesday, Aleinik will also meet with Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, who is returning from Moscow. The news agency recalls that Szijjártó recently visited Minsk in February. There, they agreed to continue talks in the near future.
In a resolution, the European Parliament criticised the Hungarian foreign minister for his visit to Minsk, saying it was “contrary to EU policy towards Belarus and Russia’s aggressive war against Ukraine”.
BelTa also published pictures of Tuesday’s meeting between Aleinik and István Nagy. However, the Belarusian Foreign Ministry only revealed that agricultural cooperation was one of the important issues between the parties.
In February, the EP called on the EU and its Member States to broaden and strengthen EU sanctions against Belarus and to blacklist all those involved in the regime’s repression, including judges, prosecutors, law enforcement and prison and detention officials, 444.hu recalls.
You can take a look at the photos of the two ministers’ meeting HERE.
Love between dictatorships. Perhaps the Belarussians can give advice on how to conduct repression.
Well since Belaruse is a Russian pupped, I suspect they may try to cajole the Hungarian government in to an even friendlier Russian advocate. But Hungary is walking a fine line as a NATO and EU member not to mention Schengen!
Hungary is allying itself with the 21st century version of the Stalinist regime. There is now news that Russian soldiers filmed themselves beheading a Ukrainian captive with a knife. Russian soldiers are being compared to ISIS. That is who Szijjarto and Orban want to meet and do business with – brutal mafia monsters.
The saying “birds of a feather” is highly applicable. Hungary, under Orban, has been busy digging a hole for itself as it expands its dealings with Russia, China and Belarus. It’s sad to see a once proud and respected player join the same club that repressed its ancestors. But using another avian quotation “the pigeons will come home to roost” when sanctions start affecting the man in the street.