Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said he had discussed tensions in eastern Europe with his Canadian counterpart, Melanie Joly, by phone. Minister Szijjártó said on Facebook that he had reaffirmed Hungary’s commitment to finding a diplomatic solution to the situation, “because it is in our national interest to avert war in our region”. “I agreed with the point made by my Canadian counterpart that this was in the interest of the entire world,” he said. Minister Szijjártó added that he and Joly had agreed that if it became necessary, Hungary was prepared to help take in Canadian citizens staying in Ukraine.
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