BUDAPEST, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and visiting Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Sunday pledged constant contact and cooperation in the two countries' responses to the novel coronavirus epidemic, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.
"Orban and Vucic agreed to coordinate Hungary's and Serbia's defense against the outbreak as much as possible," MTI quoted the prime minister's press chief as saying. "To this end, they decided to have ongoing online and personal contacts between the two governments," MTI added.
"At the meeting, which was also attended by Peter Szijjarto, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Serbian Finance Minister Sinisa Mali, Orban and Vucic ensured mutual solidarity between their countries and discussed the situation at the borders," according to MTI.
Szijjarto and Mali agreed that it was their important duty to maintain a steady flow of goods to supply the Serbian and Hungarian people.
According to the updated statistics of the Hungarian government, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hungary stood at 131 on Sunday, with 16 reported recoveries, 6 fatalities.