ADASEVCI – The readmission agreement has nothing to do with migrants and they will not be sent back to our country, Serbian Social Policy Minister Aleksandar Vulin said Friday.

Migrants walk on train tracks after leaving a camp on the border with Slovenia in Spielfeld, Austria, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. Thousands of people are trying to reach central and northern Europe via the Balkans but often have to wait for days in mud and rain at the Serbian, Croatian and Slovenian borders. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Migrants walk on train tracks after leaving a camp on the border with Slovenia in Spielfeld, Austria, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. Thousands of people are trying to reach central and northern Europe via the Balkans but often have to wait for days in mud and rain at the Serbian, Croatian and Slovenian borders. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

“Serbia is not an EU member-state and the Dublin convention does not apply to us. The readmission agreement is concerned with our own citizens who leave for some reason, and having no right to seek asylum in EU states, have to return. But migrants are not dealt with in the readmission agreement,” Vulin told reporters during a visit he and EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides paid to the migrants’ reception center in Adasevci.

Vulin said that there would be no domino effect and migrants would not be sent back to Serbia as everything was well organized.

“If the governments of Croatia, Slovenia and Austria or any country the migrants go through say that they cannot  allow entry to a certain number of citizens of certain countries, we also will not be able to allow them entry,” said Vulin.

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