Polish president brings aid to flood-hit Hungarian areas

BUDAPEST, Apr 28, 2000 -- (AFP) President Aleksander Kwasniewski of Poland on Thursday brought aid to parts of Hungary, hit by record floods over the past two weeks, state radio said.

Kwasniewski arrived a day ahead of his official program of attending a summit of 12 central and eastern European presidents on Friday and Saturday.

In the central town of Szolnok, he handed over to Hungarian emergency officials a truckload of blankets, clothes, rubber gloves and babyfood, before he saw flood protection works, the radio said.

"We are trying to partially return the help Hungary offered to Poland during floods there years ago," he was quoted as saying.

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