V4 leaders declare further cooperation

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The Visegrad Group countries will continue to work on strengthening regional cooperation and fight the effects of the pandemic, the prime ministers of the four countries pledged in a declaration.

Their declaration was made following the conclusion of Wednesday's Visegrad Group summit in Kraków, which was held to mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of the group that brings together Poland, Hungary and the Czech and Slovak republics.

The group, commonly known as the V4, works as an informal platform for cooperation between the Central-European countries.

“We hereby confirm our intention to support the further reinforcement of our mutual intergovernmental and inter-human cooperation for the benefit of our citizens and countries as well as the EU and Nato,” the four prime ministers said in the declaration.

They also said that they would work together to fight the effects of the pandemic and to help rebuild economies.

On financial matters the leaders said they would like to increase the annual budget of the international Visegrad Fund to EUR 10 million in order to promote its activities among the younger generations of the group countries.