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Jun 08, 2018

Chief Security Advisor: Hungary is ready to help protect the borders of countries along the new migration route

György Bakondi said Hungary will send police units if necessary and be on hand if needed

Hungary’s chief security advisor has said the country is ready to help protect the borders of countries along the new migration route.

György Bakondi told public broadcaster M1 that Hungary will send police units if necessary and be on hand if needed.

Bakondi pointed out that the new migrant route starts out from Albania and goes through Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia to Austria and Italy.

At a meeting on Wednesday, focusing on the protection of the borders of countries along the new route, the police chiefs of the Western Balkan countries agreed that the borders should be protected by the military.

Bakondi added that the interior ministers of the Western Balkan countries are scheduled to meet soon to decide on how to support the border protection efforts. He added that a growing number of illegal migrants were entering Europe via the Turkish-Greek border, with the Mediterranean passage having become less active.

He also stated that the nationality composition of migrants arriving in Europe has changed with more and more Iranian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Afghan citizens attempting to reach the continent.