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Mar 23, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Hungary and Serbia cooperate in the response to the coronavirus epidemic

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić have agreed to provide constant contact and cooperation in the countries’ response to the coronavirus epidemic.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić have agreed to provide constant contact and cooperation in the countries’ response to the coronavirus epidemic.

At a meeting in Budapest, PM Orbán and President Vucic discussed the situation at the Serbian-Hungarian border. They also pledged mutual solidarity and a mutual flow of information during the epidemic.

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Serbian Finance Minister Siniša Mali also attended the meeting.

After talks with Mali, Minister Szijjártó said in a video posted on Facebook that Serbia and Hungary are strongly inter-dependent, especially in “such a challenging situation”. Ensuring a continuous flow of goods across the Hungarian-Serbian border is an “important duty” to provide supplies to Hungarians and Serbians alike, he said.

The minister said the volume of trade between the two countries reached EUR 2.5 billion last year. Measures to “restart” the economy will also be coordinated, he added.

A call center set up for advice on the coronavirus can be reached on +36-80-277-455 and +36-80-277-456 or by email koronavirus@bm.gov.hu