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Szijjártó: Border Crossing at Somoskőújfalu to Reopen to Slovakia

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.03.29.

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Sunday that he had agreed with Slovak economy minister Richard Sulík to reopen a border crossing at Somoskőújfalu in northern Hungary which had been closed because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

As a result, Hungarians and Slovaks working on the other side of the border, will be able to use the crossing to get to their jobs, Szijjártó said on his Facebook page.

“My co-MP and friend Károly Becsó said in parliament earlier this week that the closure of border-crossing between Hungary and Slovakia had caused them serious problems in Nógrád,” he said. “Crops in the region are suffering because workers cannot get across”, he added, stating that an agreement was consequently reached on Friday about reopening the crossing.

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“The economies of Hungary and Slovakia are tightly intertwined, our trade turnover was over 10 billion euros last year, so maintaining unhindered links is our common interest,” Szijjártó said.