ZAGREB, March 29 (Hina) – Grape farmers from the northern Croatian region of Medjimurje will be able to cross the border into Hungary to tend to their vineyards there despite the border restrictions Hungary has introduced to fight the coronavirus epidemic, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Sunday.
Szijjarto said that he and his Croatian counterpart Gordan Grlic Radman had agreed on cross-border commuting in areas near the border, according to the Hungarian news agency MTI.
The Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Ministry did not respond to Hina’s query about the agreement.
Szijjarto says that Croatian grape farmers from Medjimurje recently contacted him about the border restrictions preventing them from crossing over to Hungary to farm their grapes.
“And if they do not finish the work now then there certainly won’t be any harvest,” he said on Facebook.
The Hungarian minister said that he had phoned his counterpart Gordan Grlic Radman and they quickly agreed to enable commuting over the border.
“The two police captains will work out the details and spring work can start,” Szijjarto said.