29 Nov

Presidents of the Visegrad Group met in Budapest on 29 November 2021 to review the current migration challenges and the epidemiological situation in each country and to exchange views on the future of the V4 and Central Europe in the context of changing geopolitical and global economic realities.

Presidents adopted a joint statement regarding the situation on the borders of Poland, Lithuania and Latvia to declare their countries' readiness to provide them with all necessary assistance and support to protect the external borders of NATO and the EU. 

Leaders also adopted a joint appeal on the COVID-19 situation calling on every citizen to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

The Presidents' Summit was attended by Polish President Andrzej Duda, Hungarian President János Áder and Slovakian President Zuzana Čaputová with the President of the Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman participating online. The meeting took place in partial overlap with the Planet Budapest Sustainability Expo and Summit, in line with the sustainability goals of the Hungarian V4 Presidency. President of Hungary János Áder and President of Poland Andrej Duda jointly opened the Sustainability Summit on 30 November 2021, while Slovakian President Zuzana Čaputová (who was unable to attend the event due to the epidemiological situation in Slovakia) welcomed the participants in a video message.

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