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Serbia, Hungary, China want North Macedonia and Greece in high-speed railway

Christian Fernsby |
An initiative for North Macedonia and Greece to join a project to build a high-speed railway route to the Greek port of Piraeus was launched Friday at a meeting of a trilateral Serbia-Hungary-China working group for a project to rebuild and upgrade the Belgrade-Budapest rail line.

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The project to build the route is a part of China's global Belt and Road initiative, being implemented in a friendly partnership of Hungary, China and Serbia, Serbian Deputy PM and Minister of Construction Zorana Mihajlovic said in the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade after meeting with Hungarian Minister of Innovation and Technological Development Laszlo Palkovics and a Chinese delegation headed by Ning Jizhe, vice chairman of the country's National Development and Reform Commission.

"We said it is not sufficient to just build a high-speed rail line from Belgrade to Budapest, and agreed to extend the railway corridor and invite North Macedonia and Greece to join the project," Mihajlovic said.

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