FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Overseas Minister Peter Szijjarto attends a information convention on the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

BUDAPEST (1) – Serbia and Hungary have agreed to reopen three checkpoints on their border from Thursday morning to permit entry for commuter staff, Hungarian Overseas Minister Peter Szijjarto stated.

Szijjarto introduced the settlement in a publish on his Fb web page after talks with Serbian Inside Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic and European Integration Minister Jadranka Joksimovic.

Serbia closed its borders in March to stop the unfold of the novel coronavirus, as did different international locations within the area.

Szijjarto stated the measure would allow ethnic Hungarians dwelling in northern Serbia to take up work in Hungary after a shutdown imposed by Serbia, halting all passenger site visitors, created main points for Hungarian corporations within the area.

Agricultural staff from each international locations had been allowed to cross the border at three checkpoints as of 0400 GMT on Thursday, Szijjarto stated.

The reopening pact follows the same bilateral settlement with Austria, which has enabled Hungarian commuters to cross the border at a reopened checkpoint to chop ready occasions seen at busier border crossings.

Reporting by Gergely Szakacs; Enhancing by Robert Birsel