Source: Republic of Poland in English
A two-day summit of presidents of the Visegrad Group countries started in in Strbske Pleso, Slovakia, on Thursday morning, to discuss modern challenges facing Europe, responsible social policy and technological progress.
Apart from Polish President Andrzej Duda, the summit is also attended by the presidents of Hungary – Janos Ader, of the Czech Republic – Milos Zeman and of Slovakia – Andrej Kiska.
After a welcoming ceremony, the heads of state of the Visegrad Group will take part in two panel discussions and visit the Museum of Liptov Village in the afternoon.
On Friday, the presidents will attend the third plenary session, which will be followed by a joint press conference.
See also: V4 presidents meet in Hungary “While addressing panel debates, President Duda will speak about the growing economic and political potential of Central Europe. Regional cooperation is today an important link of actions leading to the unity and solidarity of the entire EU,” was said by presidential aide Krzysztof Szczerski.
He stressed that Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary “are among the most dynamically developing EU countries.”
“Poland and our region have many effective solutions to offer to Europe. We know how to connect the policy of economic development with the implementation of social duties of the state. Programmes like 500 Plus effectively support social cohesion while projects like the Three Seas Initiative build infrastructural cohesion of the entire EU. In Europe we are an example of responsible policy, focusing on the security of citizens and meeting their expectations,” Krzysztod Szczerski said.
According to the official, the Polish President will also speak about Europe’s identity and its potential influence on the future of the entire European project.
The Visegrad Group, established in 1991, is composed of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Slovakia is currently holding the presidency of the group. (PAP/AW)