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Náměstek Jakub Dürr na jednání ministrů V4 s Rakouskem, Chorvatskem a Slovinskem v Budapešti
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Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the V4 Group with Austria, Croatia and Slovenia


Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Jakub Dürr represented the Czech Republic at the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Visegrad Four group with the representatives of Austria, Croatia and Slovenia, which took place in Budapest on July 10, 2017. It was the first such event under Hungary’s current V4 rotating presidency which started on July 1, 2017.

The situation in the Western Balkan, policies towards the region and future of Ukraine were major issues discussed. Speaking at a press conference after the meeting, the Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó stressed the need of taking every possible effort towards the European integration of the Western Balkans. He is convinced that the region’s integration is crucial for ensuring its peace and stability, and for ensuring Europe’s security. Other topics of the agenda included the possibilities of interconnectivity in the areas of transport and energy infrastructure and the priorities of the Hungarian Presidency of the Visegrad. Deputy Foreign Minister Jakub Dürr stressed that the Visegrad cooperation should be present in everyday life; citizen, businesses and NGOs of the four countries need to be connected.