Hungarian embassy: Measures won't affect border crossings

The Hungarian embassy says Budapest's measures for reduction of illegal migrations do not affect the functioning of border crossings between the two countries.

Source: Tanjug

According to a statement issued on Thursday by the Hungarian diplomatic mission to Serbia, "plans are being made for opening new crossings."

This means that a well-meaning citizen of Serbia or any other country who holds valid travel documents and wants to enter the territory of Hungary in keeping with relevant laws will not face any obstacles in the time to come just as was the case until now, said the statement, carried by Tanjug.

The Hungarian embassy noted that the planned measures aimed at curbing illegal migrations have no influence on the country's full support to Serbia's European integration, and stated that it would inform the Serbian government in detail thereon during a joint session in Budapest on July 1.

"Both Serbia and Hungary are victims of a geopolitical situation with regard to the issue of illegal migrations, which is why the solution has to be found through joint efforts," said the embassy.

The statement came after announcements this week that Hungary will build a 4-meter-high fence along the border with Serbia, and warnings last week from the country's prime minister that illegal migrants from third countries "should be stopped in Serbian territory" and prevented from entering Hungary.


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