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Officials of the government and the new municipal assembly agreed on the conditions for Budapest to host the World Athletics Championships in 2023 at their meeting on Thursday.

A government decree codifying those conditions will be drafted before December 31, the head of the Prime Minister’s office said after a meeting of the Budapest Public Development Council.

Speaking at a press conference, Gergely Gulyás said that the central government and Budapest’s new leadership could reach consensus on health-care related development projects in Budapest.

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Addressing the same press conference, Gergely Karácsony, the new mayor of Budapest, called it a major success for the city’s residents that the projects to be built in connection with the championships would be backed by a majority and would serve all sports-loving people.

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As regards the construction of a superhospital in southern Buda, no consensus was reached, as the municipality disagreed with the sites proposed by the central government, they said.

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Concerning the construction of a new bridge in southern Budapest and a revamp of Chain Bridge, the sides moved closer towards a consensus, but further talks would be necessary. The gap between their views on the completion of the Liget museum quarter in the City Park has not narrowed.

In the featured photo: PMO Head Gergely Gulyás (on the left) and Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony (on the right). Photo by Noémi Bruzák/MTI