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  • Oleksandr Kubrakov: Ukraine and France will strengthen cooperation in transport sector

    Today, on April 22, Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine and Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development, held talks with Clément Beaune, Minister Delegate for Transport at the French Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, and Pierre Heilbronn, Special Envoy of the President of France for Ukraine’s Relief and Reconstruction.

    During the meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the transport sector was signed between the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine and the Minister Delegate for Transport at the French Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion.

    “Stable transport links and mobility are the issues we have been working on together with our French partners since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. In particular, at the end of last year, France provided us with 3 bridges to restore road connections. They are now in operation in the liberated communities of Chernihiv region.

    In the near future, we plan to step up our cooperation in supplying Ukraine with bridges and supporting Ukrzaliznytsia. We have already agreed on the supply of rails and the renewal of the locomotive fleet. We are also working on the participation of French partners in the restoration and support of Ukrainian air navigation,” commented Oleksandr Kubrakov.

    The Memorandum provides for cooperation in assessing the damage and restoring Ukrainian transport systems, with a focus on the transition to environmentally friendly low-carbon mobility.

    In particular, France will provide expert assistance and facilitate the participation of French companies in the reconstruction of Ukraine.

    Cooperation will cover railways, urban transport, multimodal transport and logistics, air and sea transport, road infrastructure, and the development of environmentally friendly mobility.

    A joint Monitoring Committee will be set up to oversee the implementation of joint projects under the Memorandum.