Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has welcomed that Serbia's governing coalition remained in office after the elections. "It is an even better news that the new Serbian government counts on the participation of Vojvodina Hungarians in the coalition's future work," Minister Szijjártó said during his visit to Belgrade.
According to MTI, the Serbian parliament on Wednesday endorsed the country’s new government composed of five parties including the ethnic Hungarian Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians (VMSZ). VMSZ’s participation in the government is a guarantee that the opinion of Vojvodina Hungarians will continue to matter when it comes to the future of Serbia and ensures an excellent opportunity for close future cooperation between Hungary and Serbia in the areas of economy, trade, energy and prevention of illegal migration.
Minister Szijjártó said that during his talks in Belgrade, Minister Szijjártó underlined the importance of close cooperation in anti-migration efforts with a view to the fact that “as a consequence of Brussels’ ill-designed migration policy the western Balkans continues to face an increasing pressure posed by migration”.
Minister Szijjártó called on the European Union to change its migration policy and disallow illegal migration. As regards to EU affairs, Minister Szijjártó stated the Hungarian government’s continued support for Serbia’s integration endeavors.