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László Palkovics, Hungary’s minister of innovation and technology, held talks with Zorana Mihajlović, the Serbian minister of construction, transport and infrastructure, in Belgrade.
The talks focussed on efforts to accelerate border crossing, joint railway development projects, including the upgrading of the Budapest-Belgrade railway, and the use of waterways connecting the two countries. “With the Budapest-Belgrade railway, the two countries will inscribe their names upon the pages of history of the forthcoming hundred years,” Palkovics told a press conference. The minister stressed the need for Hungary and Serbia to synchronise construction works so as to guarantee smooth traffic on the railway line during the upgrade. The two sides agreed to set up a working group to put an end to administrative obstacles causing long delays at the border stations.