Serbia will try to resolve the problem of illegal migration together with the European Union (EU) and will support the common European position on this matter, Serbian Defense Minister Zoran Djordjevic told TASS in an interview on Thursday.
Djordjevic said the threat of illegal migration is real for all European countries. “This problem is acute for Europe in general and for Serbia in particular,” he said.
“As you know, one of migration routes went through the territory of Serbia – the so-called ‘Balkan route’,” the defense minister said. “After this route was closed, another problem arose – movement across the country and EU of illegal migrants that already entered the territory,” he noted adding that 650 illegal migrants have already requested asylum in Serbia.
“The country’s government carefully watches the development of this situation. We will resolve this issue together with our EU partners. We will support EU’s common position on this issue,” Djordjevic concluded.