Orban: Hungary, Serbia need to protect border together

Hungary and Serbia must cooperate to protect their borders, the security of their citizens and their cultural identity, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said after a Hungarian-Serbian government meeting in Budapest on Friday.

At the press conference, held together with Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, Orban thanked Serbia for its help in stemming migration along Hungary’s southern borders. If needed, Hungary will also help Serbia with border controls in the south, he added.

Orban also said that the four Visegrad Group countries — Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia — were urging Serbia’s European Union integration.

Brnabic said that her country considered Hungary as a friend and expressed her wish that Hungary “should not only have a strong presence in Vojvodina province but in other parts of Serbia, too.” Hungary-Serbia ties are “at a historical high” and the Serbian government will do everything in its capacity to further develop that cooperation, she added.

The Serbian prime minister also thanked Orban for Hungary’s support for Serbia’s endeavours to join the European Union.

Source and photo: MTI

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