Ukrainian infrastructure minister agrees on start of road transport liberalisation in Brussels

Ukrainian infrastructure minister agrees on start of road transport liberalisation in Brussels

Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan has met with Director-General of the European Commission for Mobility and Transport Henrik Hololei and agreed on launching the procedure for road transport liberalisation.

The meeting took place within the framework of the minister’s visit to Brussels, the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine reports.

"The parties agreed to start the road transport liberalisation. Ukraine will send the copies of bilateral agreements and commission protocols, and the European Commission will analyze the existing situation in the first quarter of 2019," the statement reads.

As noted, the parties discussed in detail the cooperation in the transport industry, the modernization of Ukraine’s infrastructure and the introduction of European standards.

At the beginning of the meeting, Omelyan paid special attention to the illegal actions of Russia in the Sea of Azov and the north-eastern part of the Black Sea, which pose a danger to shipping and incur losses to the ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk, and thanked the EU for supporting Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression.

The parties also praised the successful cooperation between Ukraine and the EU in the field of transport and infrastructure. The Director-General of the European Commission for Mobility and Transport said that the EU positively assessed the changes in the transport infrastructure of Ukraine.


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