Presidents János Áder of Hungary and Andrzej Duda of Poland focused on infrastructure development and energy security in their talks in Veszprém, in western Hungary, on Friday.
Addressing a press conference after the meeting that marked the day of Hungarian-Polish friendship, Áder said that regional infrastructure projects, transport corridors, energy security and the Three Seas Initiative had featured high on the agenda.
Áder said the two countries are involved in establishing two major transport corridors between Poland and southern Europe. In the years to come, Hungary will contribute to the ambitious project by building roads between Mosonmagyaróvár and Rajka, between Miskolc and the Slovak border and between Debrecen and the Romanian border.
Concerning energy security, Áder welcomed the construction of an LNG terminal in northern Poland, as a move towards the diversification of oil and gas imports, a common endeavour of all European nations.
He added that a similar step has still to be taken by Croatia.
As for the Three Seas Initiative, Áder said that the needs of the participating 13 nations should be mapped and a joint fund for financing the projects set up.
Asked about the ongoing dispute between Poland and the European Commission, Áder said that “Poland can count on Hungary’s veto in any case if false accusations are levelled at it.”
Áder said Hungary’s position on the Nord Stream 2 had remained unchanged. Hungary would like to see a decision which complies with the EU rules, meets energy security requirements, applies no double standards and serves the member states’ energy security interests.
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