Macedonia and Hungary to join forces against extremism and terrorism

The Macedonian and Hungarian Ministers of Interior, Oliver Spasovski and Sandor Pinter, proposed Thursday in Skopje for the two countries to sign agreements on exchange of information in favor of preventing terrorism and violent extremism.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Spasovski commended Hungary for its assistance to the Macedonian police in dealing with the migrant crisis.

Thus far Hungary has deployed over 600 policemen, who along with their Macedonian colleagues have been guarding the border with Greece,’ Spasovski said.

Macedonia and Hungary will soon sign an agreement on police cooperation, Spasovski added.

Hungary will keep granting technical and human resources to help Macedonia to guard its southern border, Pinter said. The rights of migrants will be respected, he said, but ‘we won’t allow for the region’s security to be jeopardized’.