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Aug 02, 2016

Slovakian police welcomed in Hungary to help patrol borders

Twenty five officers, sent at the request of Hungary, were welcomed at a ceremony in Budapest yesterday

Twenty five police officers have been sent from Slovakia to help patrol the border with Serbia, it has been revealed.

The officers, sent at the request of Hungary, were welcomed at a ceremony in Budapest yesterday, news agency MTI has reported.

Interior Ministry State Secretary Károly Kontrát said at the event that Hungary and Slovakia share the same view and act together in response to illegal migration.

The Slovak police will work in Hungary from today under the arrangements of a Visegrád Four border police cooperation scheme.

Kontrát added that Hungary is making great efforts to protect its southern borders, the people of Hungary and the external border of the Schengen area.

Within recent months, strict laws have been introduced and significant “live force” protection has been implemented at the southern border where 8,000 police and soldiers are stationed.

Kontrát said the European Union’s “wrong-headed migration policy” has not changed and instead of stopping illegal migration, it focuses on the distribution of migrants.

During the past week, more than four hundred migrants tried to cross the Hungarian-Serbian border illegally, he added.