Visegrad Four set to launch program to boost security at Libyan borders and provide aid in response to migrant crisis

The countries of the Visegrad 4 – Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic, are set to launch a joint program to boost security on Libya’s borders to try and quell the number of migrants trying to flee the country as well as to try and improve the situation for them at home.

Former prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka expressed support for the project ahead of an EU summit which will be attended by his successor Andrej Babiš.

Czech financial daily Hospodářské noviny reported that 200 million crowns could be pledged by the Czech Republic towards security and aid. Money donated by the V4 would go to the EU Trust Fund for Africa.

So far, the Czech Republic has already provided funding worth 42.42 million crowns or 1.66 million euros.