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Volodymyr Omelyan met with Arpad Ersek, the Minister of Transport, Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic

6 June 2019, 18:28

Within the framework of the working visit to Luxembourg, Volodymyr Omelyan, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine met with Arpad Ersek, the Minister of Transport, Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic

The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine thanked his colleague for the effective cooperation between Ukraine and Slovakia on infrastructure development, in particular, regarding the restoration of the airport "Uzhhorod".

Since March 15, 2019, the Motor Sich Airlines started flights from Uzhhorod Airport on the route: Kyiv - Uzhgorod - Kyiv through Lviv (flights were performed on a Friday), and from June 3, 2019, a direct regular flight Kyiv - Uzhgorod - Kyiv (three times a week).

Volodymyr Omelyan noted that the stable functioning of the Uzhgorod airport is extremely important for Transcarpathia and all of Ukraine, as well as for infrastructure development of the EU-Ukraine border.

The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine also positively noted the development of the railway connection between the countries. Thus, in the schedule of 2018/2019 year, in conjunction with Slovakia, two pairs of trains run through the connections between Cierna nad Tisou - Chop and Kosice - Chop.

"From June 9, 2019 it is planned to launch two pairs of trains with the connection Kosice - Mukachevo - Kosice. The passenger flow between our countries is increasing, and this is a good sign, which testifies the expansion of bilateral cooperation ", - the Ukrainian minister said.

According to the Minister, in order to organize the delivery of goods in containers from the EU countries to China and vice versa, Ukraine pays a great attention to the development of the Trans-Caspian international transport route, aimed at the realization of the new Silk Road potential.

Arpad Ersek, the Minister of Transport, Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic, in turn, positively noted the dynamics of the development of the Ukrainian-Slovak relations in the field of transport and infrastructure and stressed that Slovakia is and will be a good friend and reliable partner of Ukraine.

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