Security risk from migration is real, Interior Minister Nake Culev said Tuesday, calling on the countries not to withdraw their forces from the North Macedonia-Greece border.
“The security risk from migration is still real. 130 servicemen from other countries are deployed at the southern border. Serbia has already withdrawn 10 troops, meaning there are currently 120 servicemen. I call on all countries not to withdraw the police officers patrolling the southern border,” Culev told a news conference.
Serbia, he said, has withdrawn its police officers from the checkpoints where joint border control was conducted.
Minister Culev urged all Macedonian nationals abroad to ‘stay where you are’. “If you start traveling, you might get stranded on the border crossings and help the disease spread,” he warned.