Budapest, February 5 (MTI) – Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó met his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic in Amsterdam on Friday and the two discussed economic cooperation, among other issues.

The ministers addressed issues concerning the migration crisis and agreed to speed up the opening of new border crossings between their countries. They also reviewed progress on the Budapest-Belgrade railway upgrade project, Szijjártó told MTI over the phone.

Earlier in the day Szijjártó attended an informal meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Amsterdam where plans for a new European defence strategy were discussed.

Concerning the new strategy, Szijjártó said it was crucial to focus on stability in the Western Balkans and the EU’s eastern neighbours. Hungary urges acceleration of the EU integration of the former region, and will propose that European sanctions against Belarus should be lifted, he said. He also suggested that the EU should remove its visa requirement for citizens of Georgia.

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