October 16, 2015 / 5:36 AM / 3 years ago

Hungary to decide on Croatian border seal-off on Friday - PM Orban

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary will make a decision on Friday on a possible closure of its border with Croatia to stem the flow of migrants, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in Brussels, public television M1 reported.

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Delmi Alvarez

Orban said he would call a meeting of the national security cabinet early afternoon which would discuss the situation and “make the necessary decisions.”

Orban’s government has already built a steel fence to shut down the migrant route over Hungary’s southern border with Serbia. Hungary also has in place a border fence along its frontier with Croatia, and Orban said on Thursday that the border could be sealed off “within an hour if necessary”.

Reporting by Krisztina Than; Editing by Michael Perry

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