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Mar 25, 2019

President's Áder and Duda celebrate Hungarian-Polish Friendship Day

President János Áder met with President Andrzej Duda in Kielce over the weekend to commemorate Hungarian-Polish Friendship Day

President János Áder met with President Andrzej Duda in Kielce over the weekend to commemorate Hungarian-Polish Friendship Day. Both statesmen gave speeches in which they underlined the unique bond and cooperation between Poland and Hungary.

According to Rmx.news, President Áder underlined the massive growth Poland had undergone since 1990. “One should congratulate Poland on its economic development accomplishment, since 1990. Today, it is a rapidly developing country; it has a stable GDP growth, low inflation, debt below 50 percent of its GDP and unemployment is barely visible," he said.

President Áder also emphasized that Poland’s economic condition “shows itself” in its cooperation with Hungary. He noted that Poland is Hungary’s fourth largest economic partner, and highlighted that the Hungarian part of Via Carpatia will be ready by 2022.

Both presidents spoke about cooperation in terms of the Visegrad Group, the Three Seas Initiative, infrastructure cooperation. They also touched on cooperation regarding energy infrastructure development and in particular, the infrastructure needed to transfer gas.

Other topics discussed included the development of road infrastructure, the “process of creating the Three Seas fund” and the upcoming Three Seas summit in Slovenia.

President Duda also explained that he discussed cooperation with the United States in terms of the Three Seas Initiative with Áder. The Presidents also discussed the “planned purchases meant to modernize both armies” in the context of NATO.

Held on March 23rd each year, Hungarian-Polish Friendship Day has been commemorated since 2007 and celebrations are held alternately between Hungary and Poland.