Today, on November 25, 2019, within the framework of a working visit to London, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Kryklii held a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Turkey, Mehmet Cahit Turhan.
The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine commended fruitful cooperation in the sphere of transport between the countries and emphasized that Ukraine highly values friendly relations with the Republic of Turkey.
Vladyslav Kryklii thanked for the position of Turkey on the non-recognition of annexation of Crimea and support of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, and stressed that constant provocation, in particular, dissemination of false news by the Russian media about ferry service between Turkey and annexed Crimea wouldn’t yield a result of destabilizing relations between Ukraine and Turkey.
The Ministers also discussed the Ukrainian-Turkish dialogue on cooperation in the field of maritime search and rescue, prospects for the development of intermodal transports between the two countries, constructive cooperation between the parties in the aviation sector, and as a result a steady growth in passenger traffic between Ukraine and Turkey.
Vladyslav Kryklii stressed that Ukraine is open to investors and interested in their coming in the transport industry, in particular, a concession of ports, airports, railway stations and roads is planned in the near future.
The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine announced the readiness of the Ukrainian side to amend the Agreement on International Road Transport and to liberalize motor transportation between Ukraine and Turkey as early as at the beginning of 2020.