file photo:Afghan refugees are led to a bus taking them to a refugee processing center upon arrival at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia.AFP
The leaders of Austria and Serbia have met to discuss stopping Afghan refugees from entering Europe, Euronews reported.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said that Afghanistan's neighbors should accept the refugees instead.
He added that "this is why we are in contact with countries in the region."
Kurz has long taken a tough approach to migration issues. He recently said that Austria wouldn't accept any migrants from Afghanistan because it had taken in a "disproportionately high" number since 2015, when one million people entered Europe from the Middle East, Africa or Asia.
He was speaking during a visit to Belgrade where he met Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic.
Vucic said Serbia had received a request to accommodate 150 women and girls from a football club, and that his government would allow it.