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Baltic Pipe is strategic for energy security: Polish president

25.11.2019 17:00
A planned gas link between Denmark and Poland is a strategic regional energy security project, Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Monday while meeting the Danish royal couple in Warsaw.
Polish President Andrzej Duda (back) and Denmarks Crown Prince Frederik meet in Warsaw
Polish President Andrzej Duda (back) and Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik meet in Warsaw Photo: PAP/Tomasz Gzell

The project to build the Baltic Pipe pipeline is part of Warsaw’s efforts to diversify gas supplies and reduce the country’s energy dependence on Russia.

Construction of the pipeline, which will connect Poland with Norway via Denmark, is due to start next year.

Duda on Monday described it as "a strategic project for Poland’s energy transformation, as well as for the energy security of the entire Central and Eastern Europe region."

He added that Polish and Danish investment in offshore wind energy could spur a "green transformation" in the region.

The Danish royal couple were in Poland on a one-day visit as the two countries mark 100 years of renewed bilateral relations.

Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda welcomed Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary in a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw before noon.

Duda and Prince Frederik were scheduled to attend debates on energy cooperation and clean air at Warsaw’s Bristol Hotel.

Warsaw and Copenhagen renewed diplomatic relations after Poland in 1918 regained independence in the wake of World War I, following 123 years of partition by Russia, Austria and Prussia.


Source: PAP