Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic stated that they have lifted the visa exemption for Tunisia, Burundi, India and Guinea-Bissau, where most of the migrants come from, in order to prevent increased illegal immigration.
VucicHe made the remarks at the joint press conference held after his visit with his Hungarian counterpart, Katalin Novak, at the Kelebija-Tompa border gate as part of his contacts in Hungary.
Referring to the growing immigration problem recently, Vucic said, “Serbia has taken two types of measures. We have removed the visa exemption for four countries from which the largest number of immigrants come, such as Tunisia, Burundi, India and Guinea-Bissau.” Use the phrase.
Fucik, immigrant Emphasizing that they acted jointly with Austria-Hungary on this issue, he said, “We will also strengthen our borders with North Macedonia and Bulgaria, because the number of illegal immigrants from North Macedonia has increased 4 times and from Bulgaria 3.6 times.” He said.
Nearly 46,000 migrants from North Macedonia have been denied transit, Vucic said, “I see that number is 261,000 in Hungary. We have taken another precaution, which is a tough approach against armed criminal groups. Our security forces have arrested more than 600 people involved in illegal immigration.” Legitimacy with weapons. We will continue to increase our measures.” Use the phrase.
More than a million refugees have arrived in Hungary since the beginning of the war.
Hungarian President Katalin Novak has also said that for Europe to remain an “island of peace” in the long run, it must distinguish between illegal immigrants and refugees.
Noting that his country provides all kinds of support to refugees from Ukraine, Novak said that since the beginning of the Russo-Ukrainian war, more than a million refugees have arrived in Hungary.
Novak said that 90 percent of illegal immigrants who want to enter Hungary arrive via Serbia, that cooperation in border protection is important, and that the two countries are jointly working on the borders of North Macedonia and Serbia against illegal immigration.
Novak indicated that it is not in Europe’s interest for Romania and Bulgaria to remain outside the Schengen area.
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