Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó met his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, in New York hours after the European Union asked the member states not to hold bilateral talks with the Russian side, reported Euronews from a statement Thursday by EU Commission spokesman Peter Stano.
Stano said that member states had agreed it would be pointless to meet Lavrov in the current situation. As a result, the Cypriot foreign minister canceled his meeting with Lavrov.
There is an agreement among the EU member states that at the moment, in this special situation, meeting with Lavrov in New York, for example, is pointless, as it will not bring any necessary results.
-said Stano, who believes that the only goal of Russian relations now is to call on them to stop the insane and unjust war.
And yet, Péter Szijjártó appeared surprised that he was the only EU foreign minister who shook Lavrov’s hand. In a video posted to Facebook, he began by saying, “I asked Sergey Lavrov who else he had met with from the European Union besides me, but he hadn’t met with any other EU foreign minister.”