Hungary strongly supports Serbia’s European integration and opening of new chapters

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic is on an official visit to Hungary.

Minister Dacic opened his visit by meeting with representatives of the Serbian community in Hungary. On this occasion, representatives of the Serbian community expressed their satisfaction with the development of the situation since the joint session of the two governments held last year, and argued in favour of the implementation of specific projects agreed upon regarding the position of the Serbian minority in Hungary.

This was also among the topics discussed in a meeting between Minister Dacic and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto.

Both Ministers expressed hope that a stable and continuous trend in the development of bilateral relations would be maintained further.

In the talks with the Head of Hungarian diplomacy it was agreed that a joint session of the two Governments would be held on 20-21 November in Nis.

The Hungarian side reiterated its strong support for the European integration of the Republic of Serbia, as well as for the opening of new chapters (5, 20, 25 and 26).

Against the backdrop of the referendum held in Hungary yesterday, the Ministers discussed the migrant crisis as well. In this context, the Hungarian side conveyed that it would provide assistance to Serbia by dispatching a contingent of 20 police personnel.

Furthermore, our side expressed gratitude for the training on European integration the Hungarian Foreign Ministry provided to Serbian young diplomats and, in this context, offered to hold a training programme for a Hungarian diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia.