Dacic: Serbia will close borders to refugees if others do the same

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BELGRADE – Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said Tuesday that if certain countries on the Balkan Route close their borders to refugees, Serbia would be forced to implement such a measure on the border with Macedonia.

PHOTO: TANJUG / MINISTARSTVO SPOLJNIH POSLOVA
PHOTO: TANJUG / MINISTARSTVO SPOLJNIH POSLOVA

Speaking at a joint press conference with Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, Dacic stressed that migrants could not end up stationed in Serbia.

“It is important that countries exchange information regarding migrants and that there are no surprises, but rather a predictable policy, here,” said Dacic.

Kurz stressed that his country could not receive an unlimited number of refugees. He said the “upper limit” to accepting refugees in Austria in 2016 was 37,500.

If we set clear boundaries along the Western Balkan Route we will create a new situation, and the goal is to stop refugees on the border between Greece and Macedonia, said Kurz.

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