(VOVworld) – Foreign Ministers of Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia, known as the Visegrad Group or V4, and the Western Balkans countries gathered in Prague on Friday to find solutions to the current migrant crisis.
Slovenian police communicate on the Croatian border in Rigonce, Slovenia, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Slovenia has started erecting a razor-wire fence on the border with Croatia to prevent uncontrolled entry of migrants into the already overwhelmed alpine state. (Photo: AP)
Participants to the meeting signed an agreement to set up the Western Balkan Fund with the headquarters in the Albanian capital of Tirana.
The fund aims to resume these countries’ process to join the European Union, support joint activities to protect West Balkans’ border, and look for solutions to address the current influx of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa.
V4 leaders decided to contribute additional 400,000 euros to the EU Trust Fund to help African nations deal with the issues which are considered the roots of the current migration crisis to the Europe.
The Western Balkans include Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia.