Hungary and Burgenland, in eastern Austria, have signed a political declaration to continue their cooperation in infrastructure and cultural investment projects.

The declaration was signed by foreign ministry state secretary Levente Magyar and governor of the state of Burgenland Hans Niessl in Budapest on Wednesday.

Before signing the declaration, the two officials held talks on infrastructure, health-care and cultural cooperation.

Speaking at a press conference he held jointly with Niessl, Magyar said that Hungary and Burgenland will build six new road links, adding that the electrification of a railway link between the two states was also under way.

In addition, Hungary and Burgenland will establish three motorway links over the coming years, he said.

Niessl said the agreement signed today covers the preparation of future projects such as cross-border infrastructure development programmes, adding that Hungary and Burgenland would also aim to explore new opportunities for cooperation.

Source: MTI

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