Foreign minister Peter Szijjarto – Photo: Facebook

Szijjarto in phone talks with Serbian counterpart

Hungary is doing everything possible to speed up the process of Serbia's European Union integration, Peter Szijjarto, the foreign minister, said after a phone call with Ivica Dacic, his Serbian counterpart, on Saturday.
14. April 2024 8:04

Hungary and Serbia both have an interest in peace and stability in the Western Balkans, Szijjarto said on Facebook, adding that Hungary considered Serbia the key country in the region in this respect. “That is why we are doing everything in the interest of speeding up the process of Serbia’s European Union integration,” he said.

Hungary’s interests lie in the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina being successful, Szijjarto said, adding, at the same time, that Hungary believed Kosovo’s intention to join international organisations was not helping this process. Szijjarto said he had reaffirmed to Dacic that Hungary did not support Kosovo’s applications to international organisations until Belgrade-Pristina ties were settled.

Hungary will therefore vote against Kosovo’s Council of Europe membership in the CoE Committee of Ministers, and it will not support any proposal in the United Nations that would increase tensions in the Western Balkans, Szijjarto said.

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