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Mar 26, 2018

President Áder meets with Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda to discuss infrastructure development and energy security

President Áder said that regional infrastructure projects, transport corridors, energy security and the Three Seas Initiative had featured high on the agenda during talks

President János Áder has met with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda to discuss infrastructure development and energy security.

Following their talks in Veszprém on Friday, President Áder said that regional infrastructure projects, transport corridors, energy security and the Three Seas Initiative had featured high on the agenda.

The president also announced that the two countries are involved in establishing two major transport corridors between Poland and southern Europe.

He confirmed that Hungary will contribute to the ambitious projects by building roads between Mosonmagyaróvár and Rajka, between Miskolc and the Slovak border and between Debrecen and the Romanian border.

The talks shifted toward energy security, where President Áder welcomed the construction of an LNG terminal in northern Poland.

As for the Three Seas Initiative, the president said that the needs of the participating 13 nations should be mapped and a joint fund for financing the projects set up.

President Áder also commented on the ongoing dispute between Poland and the European Commission. “Poland can count on Hungary’s veto in any case if false accusations are levelled against it,” he said.

The president also said Hungary’s position on the Nord Stream 2 had remained unchanged. Hungary would like to see a decision that complies with the EU rules, meets energy security requirements, applies no double standards and serves the member states’ energy security interests, he said.