Budapest, September 5 (MTI) – A contingent of 50 Czech police officers arrived in Hungary on Monday to help patrol Hungary’s border with Serbia.
The Czech policemen are aiding Hungary’s border protection efforts as part of a cooperation framework of the Visegrad Four (V4) grouping that also includes Poland and Slovakia.
At a welcoming ceremony for the policemen, state secretary László Tasnádi said the V4 countries had been the first in the European Union to respond to the challenges posed by migration.
Tasnádi told the Czech officers that although they can only protect the Hungarian-Serbian border, migration is a problem that affects the entire world and it should be addressed in the migrants’ countries of origin. The problem cannot be fixed with migrant quotas or with any kind of deal with Turkey, he added.