Serbia, Hungary sign agreement on border control

NEWS 04.07.2022 15:43
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Source: Tanjug/Aleksandra Orlić

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Selakovic and his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto signed Monday in Subotica an Agreement on regulating border control in road, rail and water transport, the Serbian Foreign Ministry said.

Selakovic told a press conference after his meeting with Szijjarto that the agreement will contribute greatly to reducing traffic jams at border crossings and stressed its importance for the construction of a fast railway between Belgrade and Budapest.

The Serbian Minister said he also discussed with Szijjarto the further development of economic cooperation, as well as engagement in regional infrastructure projects, regional cooperation and global issues.

Szijjarto underlined that the friendship between the two countries is historic and that new chapters of cooperation are being written every day and added that trade exchange doubled in the first half of this year.

“The biggest undertaking is the modernization of the Belgrade-Budapest railway. The works in Serbia will start on August,” said Szijjarto, adding that half the gas that Hungary gets comes from Serbia which is yet another example of excellent cooperation.

Szijjarto said illegal migration was becoming an increasingly serious threat and that Hungary will not allow any migrants to cross over to its territory and added that they should not attempt to enter Serbia either because they will not be able to continue their journey through Hungary. We will help Serbia protect its border, said Szijjarto.