"Serbia will build neither border walls, nor migrant camps"

Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic says Serbia will not build a wall along the border with Macedonia to stem the tide of migrants crossing into the country.

Source: Beta, Danas

Serbia will also not build migrant camps on its territory, he told the Belgrade-based daily Danas.

According to Dacic, the flow of migrants from the Middle East on their way to Hungary will "redirect to Croatia and Bulgaria."

"I don't believe that Serbia will make a decision to, at some moment, like Hungary (on the border with Serbia) build a wall on the border with Macedonia in order to prevent the entry of refugees and migrants to our country," he told the paper.

Asked "how Serbia will behave and what measures it will take if the Hungarian wall leads to refugees and migrants, who are trying to reach the EU via Serbia, staying longer here," Dacic said that this will "not occur," as migrants "know where they can go and pass through in order to reach their desired destination."

"Consequentially that means that Serbia will not have to build migrant camps, because an increase in their number is not expected once the border with Hungary has finally been closed," Dacic said, and added that refugees "will head toward Croatia and Bulgaria" because of the wall.


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