(Sputnik) — Budapest has called on a US-led coalition against the
Islamic State jihadist group to join efforts with Moscow to effectively
resolve the long-standing Syrian civil war, Hungarian Foreign Minister
Peter Szijjarto said Saturday.
"We have to create stability in the Middle East and North Africa
region. And the major issue is to make peace in Syria. There’s going
to be no forward progress, no possibility to resolve the crisis
in Syria, unless there is an agreement and pragmatic cooperation
between the Transatlantic Community and Russia," Szijjarto said in his
address to the UN General Assembly.
to Szijjarto, the US-led coalition of over 60 states, which has been
conducting airstrikes in Syria against ISil militants without seeking
the approval of Damascus since 2014, has not shown enough sufficiency,
as ISil continues to gain additional territory in the region.
Russia launched precision airstrikes on ISil positions in Syria at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday.