President to attend Ljubljana Three Seas summit
President Andrzej Duda will take part in the Three Seas summit starting in Ljubljana on Wednesday.
Chief of the Cabinet of the President Krzysztof Szczerski has said that this year's summit will for the first time be attended by the president of Germany. "Germany is raising the rank of its presence as a partner country of the Three Seas Initiative (3SI)," noted the minister.
According to Szczerski, the president will have a chance to discuss the Initiative's goals in light of recent elections to the European Parliament, the future of the EU's policies, including the filling-in of top level posts in EU institutions.
Minister Szczerski, addressing a Monday briefing, announced that during the summit its participants will officially set up three instruments, including the Three Seas Fund, the standing business forum of Three Seas countries and an infrastructure review of the Initiative's key investments. "We are trying to harmonise infrastructure policies in cooperation with respective governments of 3SI countries," said Krzysztof Szczerski.
The Three Seas Initiative, a joint project of the Polish and Croatian presidents, is a platform for cooperation of the presidents of twelve countries situated between the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Seas. Its aim is to boost cooperation of countries between the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Seas in such areas as infrastructure, energy, transport and digitisation.
The initiative brings together Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. (PAP)