Croatian, Hungarian Ministers Discuss Fight Against Illegal Migration

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ZAGREB, February 28, 2020 – Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić Radman met with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto in Budapest on Friday and they agreed on the need to fight for a new common asylum policy and against illegal migration.

“It’s necessary to fight for a new common asylum policy and against illegal migration and smuggling,” Grlić Radman said. “It’s necessary to distinguish between refugees, where we are bound by the Geneva Convention, and illegal migration, on which some smuggling rings are making a lot of money.”

Budapest and Zagreb share the same views also on EU enlargement and the EU’s ambitious Multiannual Financial Framework, Grlić Radman said.

He reiterated that Zagreb and Budapest had “centuries of uninterrupted ties” and excellent relations, that the two peoples were “well-connected” and that, in the European context, the two countries were an example of a good solution concerning minority communities.

The two ministers also talked about Croatia’s current presidency of the European Union. Grlić Radman recalled that in 2011, when Hungary chaired the EU, it helped Croatia a lot. “Thanks to Hungary, we completed the negotiations and became an EU member within two years.”

More news about the migrant crisis can be found in the Politics section.


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