Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Friday called it “good news” that the question of mandatory migrant quotas was now off the European Union’s agenda and that “everyone has understood that there won’t be any mandatory quotas.”
Speaking to Hungarian journalists on the sidelines of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Brussels, Szijjártó, when asked about the outcome of this week’s EU summit on migration, said: “There won’t be, because there can’t be any mandatory quotas.”
The minister said there were member states that do not want migrants to be resettled on their territory and become countries of immigrants. He added that member states would never agree on the introduction of such a scheme.
“Hungary is of the opinion that the right solution is that if we establish a clear order and at the top of that list is the protection of Europe’s external borders,” Szijjártó said.
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