Local council leaders representing the historical districts of the capitals of the Visegrád Group (V4) countries met for talks at the Buda Castle on Saturday, the castle district local council said.

The mayors of the 1st districts of Budapest, Prague, Bratislava and Warsaw discussed matters of sustainability concerning their cities as well as opportunities in central European cooperation, the statement said.

Central Europe is set to become a key economic and political centre of the continent in the coming decades, the statement said, underlining the importance of the capital cities being ready to respond to the challenges of the future.

At the end of the meeting, the mayors signed a declaration in which they pledged to share their experiences with each other in the future, too, and to work together on preserving their cultural values and traditions.

The meeting was attended by Miroslav Vrabel, deputy mayor of Bratislava’s 1st district, Pavel Cizinsky, mayor of Prague’s 1st district, Pawel Martofel, deputy mayor of Warsaw’s 1st district, and Budapest 1st district mayor Gábor Tamás Nagy.

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