He said this at a working meeting with Italian Ambassador to Ukraine Davide La Cecilia, the ministry's press service told Ukrinform.
"Vladyslav Kryklii thanked the ambassador for fruitful bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the field of transport and stressed the ministry's interest in resuming the work of the Ukrainian-Italian Council for Economic, Industrial and Financial Cooperation to intensify cooperation in transport and infrastructure," the report said.
The sides discussed prospects for further cooperation between the two countries in various areas.
Kryklii praised the long-term and mutually beneficial relations between Ukraine and Italy in the field of aviation and stressed his readiness to sign a joint aviation agreement with the EU, which provides for the removal of existing restrictions on Ukrainian airlines' requests for scheduled flights to Italy. He reaffirmed his readiness to act on the principle of reciprocity, positively considering all requests from air carriers to be appointed by Italy.
The participants in the meeting paid attention to the development of cooperation between the two countries in road transport.
Kryklii briefed the ambassador on a number of important investment projects planned in the industry, including in the construction of roads, bridges, concessions of seaports and railway stations. The parties also discussed possible cooperation between Ukravtodor and Alitalia in the field of road infrastructure development and "smart roads." In addition, the sides noted the importance of developing airports and container trains.
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