A Ukraine–European Commission–Romania trilateral meeting on coordinating the efforts to improve and develop the export capacities through the Ukrainian and Romanian channels of the River Danube has been held with the support of the European Union.

The Ukrainian Seaports Authority (USPA) announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

The participants in the meeting discussed the possibility of jointly measuring the depths of parts of the Danube River with representatives of Romania and Ukraine in connection with the operational dredging that Ukraine performed recently.

Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Community Development, Territories, and Infrastructure Yurii Vaskov said during the meeting that no operational dredging is currently being performed on the River Danube.

Moreover, both sides considered the important issue of improving navigation, particularly finding new ways to improve the pilotage of ships on the joint Ukrainian-Romanian section of the river with the aim of increasing the number of ship calls at Danube ports.

"The development of efficient and safe navigation on the River Danube is possible only thanks to the productive and coordinated cooperation with counterparts from the European Commission, neighboring Romania, and the Danube Commission," the statement said.