Serbia, Hungary Sign Agreement to Improve Border Traffic Controls | Beta Briefing

Serbia, Hungary Sign Agreement to Improve Border Traffic Controls

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News / Politics | 04.07.22 | access_time 16:17

BETAPHOTO/REPUBLIC OF SERBIA MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS/Strahinja Babovic

Serbian and Hungarian government officials signed in Subotica, on July 4, amendments to a border management agreement covering roads, railways and waterways.

The agreement supposed to facilitate border crossings and procedures both ways was signed by the Serbian and Hungarian foreign ministers, Nikola Selakovic and Peter Szijjarto.

Selakovic said at a joint press conference with his Hungarian counterpart that the new agreement was expected to reduce heavy traffic jams along the Hungarian-Serbian border, adding that the document was also important for the construction of a high-speed rail to link Belgrade and Budapest.

The Hungarian foreign minister said that in the first half of the year bilateral trade had nearly doubled, and that “the greatest bilateral endeavor ever is the railway modernization drive,” adding that the construction works would begin in Hungary on Aug. 1.

Describing illegal migrations as a growing threat, Szijjarto said that Hungary would not let a single illegal migrant into its territory, and “they should try to reach Serbia either, because they won’t be able to travel through Hungary.”

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