Polish president visits Hungary

Hungarian President Janos Ader will meet his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, who is paying an official two-day visit to Hungary to celebrate Hungarian-Polish friendship.

The two heads of state will mark the occasion of Polish-Hungarian friendship day in the city of Veszprem, in western Hungary, on Friday afternoon, the president’s office said in a statement. A joint press conference held at the Veszprem Town Hall will follow.

On Saturday morning, the two presidents will take part in a festive Mass at St. Michael’s Cathedral.

The Polish head of state will be accompanied by his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda.
The first day of Hungarian-Polish friendship was celebrated a decade ago following a 2006 initiative by Lech Kaczynski, Poland’s president at the time, and Laszlo Solyom, his Hungarian counterpart. March 23 was declared the day of that friendship by both countries’ parliaments in 2007.

The first public monument to Hungarian-Polish friendship was inaugurated in the western Hungarian city of Gyor in 2006, and a similar monument was inaugurated in Jaroslaw, in southern Poland, two years later.

A week of exhibitions on Polish history is being held in Veszprem as part of the Polish-Hungarian friendship celebrations.

Source and photo: MTI

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