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Oct 18, 2019

PM Orbán asks fellow V4 states to lend a hand should migrant crisis increase again

PM Orbán has asked the heads of government of the other three Visegrad Group member states (the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia) to send troops to Hungary's southern border should migration increase again.

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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has asked his fellow V4 heads of government to lend a hand should the migration crisis peak once more. 

Ahead of the European Union summit in Brussels, PM Orbán has asked the heads of government of the other three Visegrad Group member states (the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia) to send troops to Hungary's southern border should migration increase again.

PM Orbán and his fellow regional prime ministers agreed that there is a real threat that if refugees heading back to Syria cannot be guaranteed safe havens in their home country, a new wave of migration could be headed for Europe again. Consequently, he asked his counterparts to lend assistance should it be needed, as they did in 2015 and 2016 at the peak of the migration crisis.

Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister's Press Chief, told national news agency MTI that the three other prime ministers agreed to help, including sending border guard units.