“The border management system is providing a suitable level of security against the reconnaissance methods and latest border crossing attempts of people smugglers”, the Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister said on Kossuth Radio’s “Sunday Papers” program.

In reply to a question concerning the fact that people smugglers are monitoring the movements of border guards on the Hungarian-Serbian border using drones so that they can guide migrants across stretches of the border that happen to be unguarded, György Bakondi said: “Both fences of the border management system use electronic monitoring equipment, including cameras, thermal imaging devices and the intelligent fence alarm system, to immediately sense if the fence is cut and alert border guards, who immediately rush  to the scene”. “Accordingly, the Hungarian border management system is providing a suitable level of security against such attempts”, he declared.

With regard to changes in the stance of certain EU member states with regard to immigration, the Chief Security Advisor said: “Instead of voting to adopt something that it has no intention of implementing, Hungary always says so if it does not agree with something.” “I believe this is in full harmony with the wishes of the population”, Mr Bakondi said.

(Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister/MTI)