Peace and stability in the Middle East are key to Europe’s security

2022. 12. 01.

“We have never needed close cooperation with the countries of the Middle East so much as the war and energy sanctions are drastically transforming the global trade in raw materials”, said MEP Kinga Gál, the president of the Fidesz delegation to the European Parliament, during the debate on the report on security and stability in the Middle East in Strasbourg. According to Fidesz MEP László Trócsányi, our relations with the countries of the region should be based on mutual interests and equality, bearing in mind that each of the countries in question has its own traditions, culture, and values.

MEP Kinga Gál stressed that peace and stability in the Middle East are a guarantee of security for Europe. She added that this is why the Abrahamic agreements are crucial and why the Israeli election result is welcome, guaranteeing a stable government under the leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

In her speech, MEP Kinga Gál also pointed out that the countries of the Middle East, which are already world leaders in the energy sector, are indispensable partners for Europe, not only in solving the European energy crisis but also in the field of renewable energy sources. “Protecting the increasingly vulnerable Christian minorities in the region is not a political bargaining chip; we must help Christians who are persecuted in the region,” the MEP emphasized.

MEP László Trócsányi said Europe cannot remain indifferent to what is happening in the region. “Our relations with the Middle East must be based on mutual interests, constructive cooperation, and equality. At the same time, we must not forget that each country has its own traditions, culture and values: we must respect them and act with due care. The European Union must not take on the role of a teacher in an ideological cloak, as the report does on several points,” he stressed. MEP László Trócsányi called on EU partners to provide effective assistance to Lebanon, one of the countries in the region, as soon as possible. “The country of the Cedars has suffered a lot and is now facing a very serious political and economic crisis. We must provide the necessary assistance and diplomatic tools to help the country stabilise. This is also crucial for the return of Lebanese refugees,” pointed out the MEP.