Italy looks into making sea ports of Trieste, Venice logistics platform of Ukraine

Italy looks into making sea ports of Trieste, Venice logistics platform of Ukraine

The Minister of Entrepreneurship and National Production of Italy, Adolfo Urso, emphasizes the importance of developing Ukraine’s transport corridor with northern Italian cities to contribute to the recovery of the country’s war-torn economy.

That’s according to Italian mass media, Ukrinform reports.

"There is a part of Ukraine that was not occupied and must continue production. We are working on the creation of infrastructure, railway, and port logistics corridor," Urso told Rai Radio1. This corridor "will enable the ports of Trieste and Venice to become a logistics and port platform for Ukraine, given that its seas are blocked," he noted.

"We are Kyiv’s great partner, we have always been one, and we have an economy that is fully compatible with that of Ukraine. In the agreements and memoranda, we designated really innovative sectors, such as the aerospace industry or mining," the minister explained.

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Ukraine was a major granary, and Italy is the main exporter of agricultural machinery, he added.

Earlier, at a meeting of the General Assembly of Chambers of Commerce and Industry on issues of maritime economy, Urso stated that "the restoration of Ukraine plays a strategic role for the Italian port system."

On the other hand, according to the minister, such cities as Trieste, Venice, and Genoa, as well as the Italian port system as a whole, could play a strategic role in the recovery of the Ukrainian economy.

"One of the cornerstones on which measures to restore Ukraine will be based is precisely the railway infrastructure and port logistics platform of northeastern Italy, to which Genoa will also be connected... The platform will become a natural terminal for Ukrainian goods, since Ukraine’s ports will long remain blocked," explained Urso.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine told a press conference that once the war is over, it will be possible to talk in more detail about the role Italy played in the European Union and Japan – in the Group of Seven at a certain moment in terms of supporting Ukraine.

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