Ukraine and Poland agree to begin consultations on mutual liberalization of transit

Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine on European integration Oksana Reiter met with Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Construction Poland Jerzy Szmit on February 26, 2016 in Warsaw,” the press release published by the infrastructure ministry said.


The participants have agreed to hold talks of Ukrainian-Polish working group on transport in two weeks in order to discuss cooperation in railway and water transport sectors, Poland’s participation in the development of the new Silk Road as an alternative route of shipping goods to Asia, as well as the construction of automobile roads.


 The sides have agreed that taking into account the implementation with January 1, 2016 a free trade area with the EU and its Member States, there was a necessity to liberalize transit transportations between Ukraine and Poland.


Ukrainian official also invited Minister of Infrastructure and construction of Poland and Polish business representatives to participate in the transport week that will be organized in early June of 2016 in Odesa.


In turn, Jerzy Szmit invited his Ukrainian counterpart to participate in the International Conference for the transport sector in the Carpathian region. It will be held March 3, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland.