Three Seas drive aims to result in new infrastructure: Polish president
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The Three Seas Initiative of 12 European countries aims to result in new roads, railways, bridges and air connections, Polish President Andrzej Duda has said at a summit of regional leaders in Slovenia.
Poland's Andrzej Duda. Photo: PAP/Piotr Nowak
Duda was speaking at the opening of the Three Seas Initiative Business Forum in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, where he attended a two-day summit of leaders from a strategic region in Europe between the Baltic, Black and Adriatic Seas.
The Polish president said on Wednesday that the initiative’s member countries “want to measure the effects of the Three Seas Initiative not by the number of meetings and signed declarations, but in kilometres of new roads, modernised gas pipelines or in the sums of money spent on urgent investment projects,” Poland’s PAP news agency reported.
“I know that we have the will and the ability to make sure that the fruits of the Three Seas Initiative result in new roads, railways, bridges and air connections,” Duda added, as quoted by the news agency.
Poland and Croatia in 2015 launched a regional drive called the Three Seas Initiative to boost infrastructure, energy and economic cooperation as well as political ties among 12 European countries.
Poland’s government in October last year adopted legislation to establish a new state-run research institute focusing on this region of Europe.
The Three Seas Initiative brings together Poland, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary.
Poland last year supported Germany’s bid to become a partner country of the Three Seas Initiative.