Ukraine, Greece to launch ferry services

The first technical expert meeting related to developing relations between Ukraine and the Hellenic Republic in the marine industry has been held in Athens, where the parties defined the specific areas of cooperation, the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) reports.

“Between September 13 and September 14, 2016, the first technical expert meeting related to developing cooperation between Ukraine and the Hellenic Republic was held in the Greek Shipping and Island Policy Ministry (Piraeus).

In particular, the parties reached an agreement on mutual support at the level of international marine organizations and European institutions, information exchange and assistance from the Greek side in reforming Ukraine's marine sector, namely port infrastructure, in line with the EU standards, as well as joint development of the technical and economic aspects of ferry crossing between Ukraine and Greece,” the report states.

The meeting resulted in signing a joint protocol, which outlined the areas of bilateral cooperation in the marine industry ('the road map') and declared the parties' intent to establish the standing commission on marine cooperation between Ukraine and Greece.

The next meeting has been scheduled in Ukraine for 2017.


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