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Mar 17, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Road freight traffic between Hungary and Slovenia is still ongoing

Following talks with his counterpart Anze Logar in Ljubljana, Péter Szijjártó said Hungary still allows freight traffic headed for Hungary as “they bring goods and provide important services for Hungarians”.

The foreign minister said road freight traffic between Hungary and Slovenia is still ongoing, albeit with tight control mechanisms in place.

Following talks with his counterpart Anze Logar in Ljubljana, Péter Szijjártó said Hungary still allows freight traffic headed for Hungary as “they bring goods and provide important services for Hungarians”.

MTI states that trucks heading for neighboring countries are restricted to specific motorways, and obliged to use specific fuel stations. The minister said Slovenia has shown full understanding towards the restrictions.

Minster Szijjártó said the ban on non-Hungarians from entering the country helps protect Hungarians’ health as well as that of citizens of the neighboring countries.

The minister said cooperation between Hungary and Slovenia has so far been “about missed opportunities”. However, the Hungarian government hopes that ties may be strengthened with the new Slovenian cabinet, which “would greatly benefit both Hungarians and Slovenians”.

“Hopefully, dialogue between the two countries will soon be determined by much more optimistic topics such as integrating our energy supply systems and opening new roads,” he said.

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