"Hungary and Serbia must cooperate to protect their borders, the security of their citizens and their cultural identity", Prime Minister Viktor Orban said after a Hungarian-Serbian government meeting in Budapest on Friday, MTI reports. Orban thanked with Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic for Serbia's help in stemming migration along Hungary's southern borders. If needed, Hungary will also help Serbia with border controls in the south, he added. He also stressed that V4 countries support Serbia's European Union integration.
Brnabic said that her country considered Hungary as a friend and expressed her wish that Hungary "should not only have a strong presence in Vojvodina province but in other parts of Serbia, too." Hungary-Serbia ties are "at a historical high" and the Serbian government will do everything in its capacity to further develop that cooperation, she added.