Suella Braverman signed a migration and security agreement with Vienna on Thursday
Austria has also been encouraging the EU to adopt a “third country” scheme, as migrants flood across the Mediterranean and its eastern borders.
Gerhard Karner, Austria’s interior minister, said: “The UK has a lot of experience when it comes to processing asylum applications outside of Europe in the future. That was an important theme in my meeting with the Home Secretary in Vienna because Austria can benefit from this experience.
“We will continue to make a consistent effort for the EU Commission to advance and enable such procedures outside of Europe.”
Vienna has had a strict policy on migration – they have powers to turn back asylum seekers at Austrian borders and can send them to Serbia.
Austria has also been encouraging the EU to adopt a 'third country' deportation scheme
Braverman said: “The global migration crisis is the challenge of our age, with the UK and the European continent seeing huge movements of people travelling illegally across our borders. This is placing an unprecedented burden on our communities and public services.
"Austria is a close ally in tackling illegal migration, and we have already begun sharing knowledge of our actions and strategies such as third country removals.“This joint statement is a commitment to work more closely together to achieve our aims, and enhance our cooperation on a wide range of security challenges.”