Strengthening the defence of Europe’s borders and returning illegal migrants to their home countries must be part of the solution to the migrant crisis, Hungarian President Janos Ader said after talks with his Czech counterpart Milos Zeman in Prague.
Ader, who arrived in Prague on Tuesday on an official two-day visit, said that asylum applications should be processed more quickly at the designated hot-spots set up along the EU’s borders.
The two presidents praised bilateral relations as excellent in all areas, making special mention of the dynamically developing economic ties.
Ader thanked Zeman for the immediate help the Czech Republic had provided to Hungary in defending its borders.
Concerning EU migrant quotas, Zeman expressed the conviction that the scheme constitutes a measure of interference in the member states’ internal affairs and sovereignty.
The two presidents also discussed the issues of employment, EU competitiveness, energy security, Brexit and digital transformation.
Source and photo: MTI