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SZIJJÁRTÓ IN TALKS WITH GREEK COUNTERPART

 

Hungary has protected its borders and will continue to do so, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister, said on Facebook after speaking to his Greek counterpart Nicos Dendias by phone. Dendias briefed Szijjártó on the situation at the Turkish-Greek border and the crackdown by Greek border guards against violent illegal migrants. Szijjártó said he supported formally convening a special meeting of EU foreign ministers to discuss the situation. The EU’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, has proposed convening a special Foreign Affairs Council meeting next week at Greece’s initiative. “We Hungarians know what it’s like for our border to be systematically attacked … while in parallel the international liberal media spread fake news,” Szijjártó said. “We won’t allow any migrants here. I assured my Greek colleague of this,” he added. The UN says more than 10,000 migrants have gathered at the Turkish-Greek border after Turkey said it would no longer detain asylum seekers in the country. The Greek government has accused the Turkish authorities of actively helping migrants to reach the border.