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Serbia preparing for new wave of migrants, ministers tell Szijjártó

March 2, 2020

Two Serbian ministers told Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó that Serbia is preparing intensively for a new wave of migrants, including stepped up border control.

Minister for European Integration Jadranka Joksimovic told joint press conference with Szijjártó that the Serbian authorities are preparing for a new wave of migrants, recalling that the country had a humane approach to the problem so far.  

The Hungarian Foreign Minister said that his country would not allow a single illegal migrant across its borders. He said Hungary would defend its borders and would help Serbia deal with the problem. He warned of a wave of hundreds of thousands of migrants following Turkey’s decision to open its borders.  

A press release from Szijjártó’s meeting with Serbian Internal Affairs Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said that communication between the two countries’ police forces is good and recalled that Hungarian police officers have been deployed on Serbia’s border with North Macedonia as part of a European Union project.  

Stefanovic said that the situation on the border is stable, adding that his ministry is monitoring the situation on the Greece-Turkey border.

Source:  http://rs.n1info.com/English/NEWS/a574176/Serbia-preparing-for-new-wave-of-migrants-ministers-tell-Szijj%C3%A1rt%C3%B3.html

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