Minister: IS needs to be defeated

Int’l Relations

kormany.hu/Gergely Botár

Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó sees the only way of retaining the security of Europe is the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) terror organization, the minister told Hungarian news agency MTI yesterday over the phone.

(Photo: kormany.hu/Gergely Botár)

The foreign minister was speaking after participating in the meeting of countries of the international coalition fighting against the IS, lead by U.S. Secretary of Statre John Kerry, Hungarian online daily origo.hu reported.

“It has become clear for everybody that Europe has been living in the shadows of the most serious terror threat of all times,” the Hungarian foreign minister told the news agency. He added that IS destabilized the southern neighbors of Europe, forcing millions to flee, who have been heading to Europe.

“Our task is clear: if we want to retain the security of Europe, there is nothing else to do but finally defeat the Islamic State terror organization”, the Hungarian foreign minister stressed.

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