We are working on the liberalization of road transport between Ukraine and Hungary in the near future. This was stated by Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Kryklii following the meeting with László Mosóczi, State Secretary for Transport at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology of Hungary. The meeting took place within the framework of a working visit of the Minister of Infrastructure to participate in the International Conference "Europe of the Carpathians" on February 21-22, 2020 in Krasiczyn (Poland).
The parties discussed the liberalization of road transport between Ukraine and Hungary, as well as the implementation of joint infrastructure projects.
Vladyslav Kryklii placed a special emphasis on the meeting held on February 7, 2020, in Kyiv, which is important in terms of development of the Ukrainian-Hungarian transport dialogue, between Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk and Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó.
"The development of cooperation between Ukraine and Hungary has a positive dynamic. The Ukrainian side has shaped a draft Protocol amending the current bilateral agreement on international road transport, which provides for the liberalization of bilateral and transit freight and irregular passenger transportation. It is also necessary to be in line with current trends - to make transport corridors digital, which means that paper permits for transportation must be replaced by convenient electronic services", the Minister of Infrastructure stressed.
Vladyslav Kryklii informed that joint projects aimed at improving the cross-border transport infrastructure, in particular, the construction of a bypass road Berehove and village of Astey to the checkpoint "Luzhanka" and the bridge decking at the international Chop-Záhony border crossing is under development: Ukraine and Hungary are important participants in the Three Seas Initiative. And he also stressed that the development of transport connections between the two countries will facilitate the implementation of cross-border strategic projects on international logistics along the East-West and North-South axes.
In turn, the State Secretary for Transport at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology of Hungary commended the dynamic development of cooperation between Hungary and Ukraine in the field of transport infrastructure and stressed the importance of connecting the transport corridors of both countries.