Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said on Friday that security in the Sahel region is deteriorating and chances to restore the constitutional order in Niger and President Mohamed Bazoum to office are becoming slimmer. “Today, we spoke with Josep Borrell, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy … over the phone; we agreed that avoiding another armed conflict is key to European security too, and reinforced our stance that we continue to see President Bazoum as the legitimate leader of Niger,” Minister Szijjártó said in a Facebook post. The foreign minister said that the threat of external intervention was growing as time passed. That would have a tragic effect on the stability and security of the entire region, he said. Hungary stands by the democratically elected president and a peaceful resolution of the conflict, he said.
FM: Security in the Sahel region is deteriorating
The foreign minister said Hungary stands by the democratically elected president of Niger and a peaceful resolution of the conflict.