Ukraine plans to develop and deepen cooperation with the member countries of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) to implement promising projects in the field of transport in the Black Sea zone.
This was emphasized by the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Kryklii during the online meeting of the Ministers of Transport of the BSEC member states today, November 24.
The event was also attended by the European Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean, Secretary General of the Permanent International Secretariat (PERMIS) Ambassador Michael Christides, the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Communications of Romania Lucian Bode and relevant ministers of other countries.
"Trade between Europe and Asia remains the main driver of global import and export operations. Today we see positive growth trends in Ukraine’s foreign trade with the BSEC member states. And this, in turn, requires the provision of quality services for the transportation of goods between our countries. To this end, Ukraine is actively working both bilaterally and to implement the agreements reached within the BSEC. And we are ready to further deepen this cooperation," Vladyslav Kryklii noted.
According to him, the Ministry of Infrastructure is currently actively cooperating with the European Commission in the development of the highway from Odesa through Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria, which is part of the Black Sea Ring Highway and the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). And in order to increase the capacity of this highway, Ukraine is extremely interested in developing further cooperation with Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. However, given the need to build a bridge over the Danube in this project, the Ukrainian side sees the need to strengthen cooperation with Romania in determining the traffic route.