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SZIJJÁRTÓ WELCOMES VOJVODINA HUNGARIANS' PARTICIPATION IN NEW SERBIAN GOVT

Péter Szijjártó, Hungary's foreign minister, has welcomed that Serbia's governing coalition remained in office after the elections. "It is an even better news that the new Serbian government counts on the participation of Vojvodina Hungarians in the coalition's future work," Szijjártó told Hungarian public media during his visit to Belgrade.
 

The Serbian parliament on Wednesday endorsed the country’s new government composed of five parties including the ethnic Hungarian Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians (VMSZ). VMSZ’s participation in the government is a guarantee that the opinion of Vojvodina Hungarians will continue to matter when it comes to the future of Serbia and ensures an excellent opportunity for close future cooperation between Hungary and Serbia in the areas of economy, trade, energy and prevention of illegal migration, Szijjártó said.
During his talks in Belgrade, Szijjártó underlined the importance of close cooperation in anti-migration efforts with a view to the fact that “as a consequence of Brussels’ ill-designed migration policy the western Balkans continues to face an increasing pressure posed by migration”. Szijjártó called on the European Union to change its migration policy and disallow illegal migration.
As regards EU affairs, Szijjártó stated the Hungarian government’s continued support for Serbia’s integration endeavours.