New Bridge Between Hungary & Slovakia Opens, At Cost of HUF 2.9 Billion

  • 15 Jan 2024 12:48 PM
  • Hungary Matters
New Bridge Between Hungary & Slovakia Opens, At Cost of HUF 2.9 Billion
Hungary continues to be committed to opening as many border crossings with Slovakia as possible, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister said.

Szijjártó spoke at the inauguration of a new bridge spanning the River Ipoly between Drégelypalánk, in northern Hungary, and Slovakia’s Ipelske Predmostie (Ipolyhídvég).

The new bridge costing 2.9 billion forints (EUR 7.6m) was, the minister said, “a milestone” in Hungary’s national strategy programme.

Following an agreement signed by the two countries in 2014, the number of border crossings between Hungary and Slovakia has doubled, Szijjártó said, calling these developments “a success story achieved by Hungary and Slovakia”.

Hungary, he said, was ready to continue building further bridges, roads, and railway lines connecting it to Slovakia.

The government, he added, was looking forward to an upcoming official visit by Slovak PM Robert Fico next Tuesday, which would offer an opportunity for further talks on the subject.

Meanwhile, Szijjártó said Slovakia was Hungary’s third largest trading partner, with bilateral trade turnover exceeding a record 17 billion euros in 2022.

The new bridge replaces a 15th century that was destroyed in the second world war.

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