Vienna (MTI) – Hungary should accept the European Union’s quota plan for migrants and joint defence of the Schengen borders, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said after meeting Hungarian Ambassador Janos Perenyi on Friday.
The ambassador was summoned to the chancellery over diplomatic tension caused by the current refugee situation.
All European countries should abide by the humane conduct prescribed by the refugee law, Faymann said in a statement.
Hungary should register all migrants and accept mandatory quotas, which would be a basis for controlled refugee procedures and a fair, EU-wide distribution of migrants, the statement said.
The Hungarian embassy cited Perenyi as saying in the meeting that Hungary has followed EU regulations in all respects. The ambassador told the chancellor that protecting the EU’s external borders is particularly important for Hungary which has built a fence along its border with Serbia to this effect.
He said stemming the mass wave of refugees comes as a primary task, with any other further aspects and details to be discussed only later.
The ambassador reassured the chancellor that Hungary will do its utmost to provide appropriate care for refugees.
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