During his visit to Spain Volodymyr Omelyan, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, met with Julio Gómez-Pomar Rodríguez, the Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Transport and Housing and Chairman of ENAIRE, and Íñigo de la Serna, the Minister of Public Works and Transport of Spain. This is the first meeting at the governmental level after the formation of the new government in Spain. The meeting indicates the new beginning of a political dialogue between two States. Íñigo de la Serna accepted Volodymyr Omelyan’s invitation to visit Ukraine. The visit by the Spanish delegation will also include the head of the specialized Agency along with the representatives of Spanish business, and will take place on February 2017.
The visit of the Spanish Minister to Ukraine will be followed with a Ukrainian-Spanish business forum, where the following issues, among other, will be on the agenda: development of bilateral cooperation in the field of rail transportation and infrastructure, cooperation in maritime and road sectors.
In addition, the parties discussed the possibility of raising EU funds for the implementation of infrastructure projects in Ukraine and the issue of signing the Agreement on Common Aviation Area with the EU (‘Open Sky'). The Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure noted that the Spanish side expressed its readiness to help convey to the European Commission a common position on this issue, namely, the need to sign the Agreements in the nearest future.