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18. November 2015.

Presevo - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, along with with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, visited yesterday the temporary Reception Center for Migrants in Presevo, where they familiarized themselves with the procedures and the conditions in which migrants were staying and where Prime Minister Vucic said that Serbia wouldn’t change its policy towards refugees and put up walls.  

“Serbia will receive and show solidarity with and humanity towards all these people, whereas those deeds will speak volumes about our country. Those deeds will also speak volumes to those people about us.   We will continue to receive refugees, we won’t put up any walls or close our borders and will continue conducting counter-diversionary examinations to ensure the safety of all citizens of Serbia, "said Prime Minister Vucic in Presevo.

Prime Minister Vucic said that the citizens of Serbia didn’t have to worry about terrorist attacks because the government would do everything in order to make them feel safe and secure, and he also announced that a joint exercise of the Serbian armed forces would be held on Saturday. 

The Prime Minister added that Serbia had received substantial financial assistance from the UNHCR, as well as that extra funds should arrive from the European Union.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres condemned yesterday the terrorist attacks that were happening around the world, but also stressed that migrants shouldn’t be equated with terrorists.

Source: “Tanjug” news agency, “Politika” daily, “Blic” daily and Coordination Body