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Polish, Ukrainian infrastructure ministers discuss rail, road transport

11.05.2022 12:30
Poland’s infrastructure minister has met for talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, with rail and road transport top of the agenda, officials said on Wednesday.
Andrzej Adamczyk.
Andrzej Adamczyk.PAP/Waldemar Deska

The meeting took place in the Polish border village of Medyka on Tuesday, Poland's PAP news agency reported.

Poland’s Andrzej Adamczyk and Ukraine’s Oleksandr Kubrakov were accompanied by deputy infrastructure ministers from the two countries, reporters were told.

The meeting, which focused on cooperation in rail and road transport, was a follow-on from an intergovernmental memorandum signed by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Ukraine's Denys Shmyhal in April, officials said.

Adamczyk told reporters afterwards that “Poland will support Ukraine comprehensively" amid Russia's invasion.

Poland ready to offer air, rail, road transport services to Ukraine

He added that Polish airports, rail companies and road transport providers were interested in working together with Ukrainian partners "on the export of grain," to sidestep a Russian blockade of Ukrainian seaports, and "on the import of fuel and bilateral trade in other products.”  

Adamczyk also said that his ministry has been providing "the broadest possible support to Ukraine from day one of the Russian invasion," which began on February 24.

He told reporters that the war has “dramatically undermined road transport in Europe” and the effects were being felt by both Ukraine and Poland. 

EU plans for Ukrainian transport providers  

He hailed “important work” in the European Union “designed to temporarily liberalise the provision of international road transport services by Ukrainian companies, especially in the context of plans concerning Ukraine’s entry to the bloc.” 

Wednesday is day 77 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


Source: PAP, rynekinfrastruktury.pl