Ukraine and Poland have agreed to start consultations on liberalization of transportation on transit. Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Oksana Reiter and Poland’s Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Construction Jerzy Szmit reached the relevant agreement at a meeting in Warsaw on Friday, 26 February.
A meeting of the bilateral working group on transport, at which the two sides will discuss cooperation in the areas of rail and water transport, Poland's participation in the development of the new Silk Road as an alternative route for the delivery of goods to Asian countries, and construction of highways, will be held in two weeks.
Within the framework of the working group, a regular meeting of the Ukrainian-Polish Commission on Road Transport will be held. The two sides agreed that liberalization of transit traffic between Ukraine and Poland is long overdue, given the introduction of a free trade area between the European Union and Ukraine on 1 January 2016.
Reiter invited the Polish minister of infrastructure and construction and Polish business representatives to participate in the "Transport Week" forum, which will be held in Odesa in early June 2016.
Szmit invited Reiter to attend an international conference on transport in the Carpathian region, which will be held in Warsaw on 3 March 2016.