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The mayors of Budapest and Warsaw marked the day of friendship between the Hungarian and Polish peoples in a statement on Tuesday.

Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony published the statement, signed with his Polish counterpart Rafal Trzaskowski, on Facebook. “Poles and Hungarians demonstrated not only their mutual affection and brotherhood but their courage and self-sacrifice to help and protect each other on many an occasion during hard times in their history,” the statement said.

Hungarian-Polish Friendship Day: Polish Flag Raised at Hungarian Parliament
Hungarian-Polish Friendship Day: Polish Flag Raised at Hungarian Parliament

To mark Hungarian-Polish Friendship Day, the Polish national flag will be hung from the facade of Parliament on Tuesday, while Poland’s Sejm will be illuminated by the Hungarian national colours, Parliament’s press office said on Monday. Meanwhile, the Hungarian and Polish presidents held a video call on Monday evening on the occasion. The Hungarian parliament’s […]Continue reading

“This is a friendship we have treasured and appreciated,” the two mayors wrote. They noted their commitment to strengthening ties at the level of the two capitals and making “joint efforts to build free local democracies and cooperate to ensure better municipal access to European funding”.

Featured photo via Gergely Karácsony’s Facebook page