President Duda: We want Poland to be energy guarantor to Three Seas project
PR dla Zagranicy
“We want Poland to contribute energy security to the Three Seas initiative,” President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday at a meeting with business representatives in Zagreb, Croatia.
Polish President Andrzej Duda with his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. Photo: KPRP
He encouraged the strengthening of economic cooperation between Poland and Croatia.
Duda, who is on a three-day official visit to Croatia, met Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and the country’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic.
Poland and Croatia have established numerous business relations which function well and “offer very good prospects”, Duda said.
He added that the Polish entrepreneurs present at the meeting were fulfilling the idea of the Three Seas initiative – which aims to boost cooperation among countries between the Black, Baltic and Adriatic Seas – through their operations.
These included sectors like infrastructure development or energy security system building, including completion of a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in Świnoujście on the Baltic coast in northern Poland.
Duda said that works were underway to build pipelines allowing Poland to bring gas from the Norwegian shelf, which would result in a diversification of gas supplies for the country.
“It is not our ambition ... to satisfy our market and to protect ourselves, we also want to be a security provider and therefore protect our partners in Central Europe,” Duda added.
Andrzej Duda said that last Friday, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo signed a memorandum with Danish Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen on the construction of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline. (rg)
Source: PAP, Prezydent.pl