BUDAPEST – Hungary is one of the most sincere friends of Serbia and it strongly supports the country’s European path, Serbian Minister for European Integration Jadranka Joksimovic and Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said after a meeting in Budapest Wednesday.

Joksimovic pointed out that cooperation and good relations with neighbouring Hungary are important.

She said that Serbia will continue the policy of a humanitarian approach towards the migrant crisis, and agreed that a comprehensive EU policy is needed to ease the burden on the Balkan route.

Szijjarto said that Hungary supports the EU integration of Serbia and urged the EU institutions to complete the country’s accession negotiations by 2020, pointing out that intentions by any EU institution or member state to slow down the process are unacceptable.