Budapest, December 18 (MTI) – Parliamentary Speaker Laszlo Kover held talks with his Polish counterpart in Budapest on Friday and supported Marek Kuchcinski’s proposal to declare 2016 the year marking Hungarian-Polish solidarity, the office of Hungary’s parliament said.

State celebrations are to be organised throughout the year to mark the 60th anniversary of Poland’s Poznan uprising in June and Hungary’s anti-Soviet revolution in October in 1956, as well as the 1,050th anniversary of Poland’s conversion to Christianity, the office said in a statement.

In Poznan, a separate state celebration is to be held by the Sejm, with the parliamentary speakers of all EU member states invited.

Kuchinski told Kover about plans by the city of Przemysl to erect a statue to a Polish legionary which will be placed next to a statue of a Hungarian mounted Hussar in the central market square, the statement said.

They also discussed Polish and Hungarian cooperation within NATO and the Visegrad Group.

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