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May 19, 2020

Hungary and Slovenia work towards opening borders on June 1

The foreign minister said Slovenia and Hungary have started working on a plan to gradually ease border restrictions with a target date of June 1.

 

Following talks with Zdravko Počivalšek, Slovenia’s economy minister, Péter Szijjártó said Slovenia and Hungary have started working on a plan to gradually ease border restrictions with a target date of June 1.

Minister Szijjártó said restarting the economy meant resuming international cooperation, and this entailed easing border restrictions “without compromising the priority of people’s health”.

According to MTI, Minister Szijjártó said the two ministers agreed the two countries had handled the epidemic successfully. “Both Slovenia and Hungary took timely action and managed to prevent the epidemic from spreading.”

Minister Szijjártó noted that trade turnover with Slovenia exceeds an annual 2.5 billion euros, noting intensive ties between communities on either side of the common border.