Austria Ready to Send More Police Officers to Protect External Border

Austria’s Interior Minister Karl Nehammer has announced that the country is ready to send more police forces to protect the external border, stressing that it could also provide two million euros for the accommodation and care of migrants.

Minister Nehammer’s comments came during his meeting which was held on August 25, in Greece, with the Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis as well as the Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi regarding the current migration situation, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

“Austria is always ready to send more police officers to help protect the external border in Greece,” said Interior Minister Karl Nehammer during his two-day visit to Greece. After the ministerial conference on combating illegal migration in July 2020 in the Vienna Hofburg on August 25 and 26, 2020, the interior minister got an idea of ​​the migration and border situation, including in Athens, the border area on the Evros and the island Chios. Austria is offering Greece two million euros for the accommodation and medical care of migrants on the islands,”  the minister pointed out.

Minister Nehammer expressed his support to the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Greek’s government work on handling the migration issue.

“We want to support Greece to the best of our ability. This type of partnership is precisely in line with the coordination platform against illegal migration that was decided in Vienna at the ministerial conference,” he added.