EU-Turkey summit to address border control, says government spokesman
Budapest, March 7 (MTI) – Delegates at Monday’s EU-Turkey summit will address border control issues, which should have been the first step in curbing migration last year, the Hungarian government spokesman said on Monday.
This is a task the government already defined in September last year but it has been put on the EU’s agenda only now, at the 8th EU summit on the migration crisis, this time with Turkey, Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1.
The priority is to control developments at the borders, he said, adding that any further issues such as how to handle migrants can come only after. Fences erected along the border so far have served their purpose but the possibility is there that migrants will seek out new transit routes, Kovacs said, adding that Hungary is prepared to erect a fence along its border with Romania.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will attend the EU-Turkey summit to be held in Brussels later in the day.