The foreign minister has declared that Hungary is prepared to assist Greece with the protection of its borders.
Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said he had spoken with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias by phone to express his solidarity over the earthquake that struck the Aegean Sea late last week, and assured him that Hungary was prepared to provide assistance.
The minister said illegal migration still posed a serious challenge to both Greece and Hungary, as both countries are protected the European Union’s external borders. He added that he had offered Dendias Hungary’s help in patrolling Greece’s borders.
“The situation in the Western Balkans is increasingly hard to control,” Minister Szijjártó said. “The barbaric behavior of migrant gangs in some towns is in practice making it impossible for people to live their everyday lives. This must not be allowed to continue.”