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Slovenian, Hungarian speakers meet

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Sárvár, 30 October - Slovenian Parliament Speaker Milan Brglez held talks with his Hungarian counterpart Laszlo Kover Friday as the officials attended a ceremony at the site of a WWII internment camp in Sarvar.

The pair also discussed the refugee crisis, with Kover telling the press that the two sides reassured one another about cooperation and solidarity, Hungarian press agency MTI reported.

Kover said Hungary would help Slovenia as best as it can to help it tackling the migrant situation.

Brglez said that ties between the two countries were strong and thanked Hungary for the contributions it has already provided to help Slovenia tackle the migrant crisis and the additional offer it has made on further contributions.

The two politicians also discussed the situation of the Hungarian and Slovenian minorities in the respective countries.

Brglez said these two minorities served as a bond between the two countries which must be further strengthened, according to MTI.

The officials also laid a wreath at a memorial plaque marking the site of a WWII internment camp in Savar, where 589 Slovenians died between April 1942 and April 1945.

In delivering a speech at the ceremony, Brglez said the "migrant and refugee crisis" was a human tragedy of proportions not seen since WWII, according to a press release from the National Assembly.