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Jun 09, 2017

Hungary builds relations with Bavaria

Hungary and Bavaria discussed how to tackle illegal migration and the threat of terrorism. The two parties also discussed measures to help economic cooperation and tourism

Hungary's interior minister has held talks with his Bavarian counterpart on cooperation in security issues and illegal migration.

Sándor Pintér, minister of Interior, said that both Hungary and Bavaria had to tackle the same challenges such as illegal migration and the threat of terrorism. He added that the two parties had also discussed measures to help economic cooperation and tourism.

Joachim Herrmann, the interior minister of the German federal state of Bavaria, said that in light of recent developments in western Europe it was also in Hungary’s interest to mitigate its exposure to terrorist threats to the lowest possible level.

Herrmann praised the direct cooperation between the Bavarian and Hungarian police forces which he said was based on mutual trust ever since he had taken office in 2010. He said it was important for both Bavaria and Hungary to prevent illegal migration and enforce clear identification of any arrivals in the EU’s Schengen-zone countries.