Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto talked with Matteo Salvini, the Italian interior minister on Monday evening, and told him that Hungary’s government welcomes “the Italian government’s commitment to restoring European security”.
Italy’s government has shown that Europe’s borders, including the sea border, can be protected and people smuggling can be eliminated, Tamás Menczer, a ministry spokesman, said in a statement on Szijjártó’s meeting.
The Italian government’s recent steps has shown that “migration policy in Brussels falls short”, the statement said, adding that the European Union had failed over the past three and a half years “to build up the capacity to defend Europe’s borders”.
Salvini, who heads the Northern League party, issued an order denying port to a migrant rescue boat on Saturday.
For that matter, Szijjártó held a bilateral meeting with Italian counterpart Enzo Moavero Milanesi and with Ivica Dacic, Serbia’s foreign minister yesterday at the meeting of foreign ministers of the Central European Initiative in Split.
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