The state transport and infrastructure policy has a clear eurointegration trend, - Vladyslav Kryklii
Vladyslav Kryklii, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, in the framework of his working visit to Brussels, met with Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport, today, January 28, 2020. The parties discussed a wide range of issues related to cooperation on the development of transport infrastructure and European integration of Ukraine.
Vladyslav Kryklii stressed that the infrastructure integration of Ukraine is an unchanged priority of the Ministry of Infrastructure: "We are actively working to approximate Ukrainian legislation to the EU legislation in the field of transport and to implement the relevant directives and regulations in accordance with the Association Agreement. The adoption of European requirements will gradually make the Ukrainian infrastructure up-to-date and facilitate the provision of European quality transport services," the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine said. The head of the Ministry informed that now the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is working on a number of transport Euro-integration bills - on railway transport, multimodal transportations, inland water transport, and transportation of dangerous goods.
"The state transport and infrastructure policy have a clear eurointegration trend. There is an active development of aviation, road and rail with EU countries. Together with our international partners, we are working to ensure that the Dnieper River, the Southern Bug River and the Ukrainian part of the Danube River become part of the European inland waterway network as soon as possible and that the E-40 international waterway is restored. We strive for the implementation of all projects envisaged in the TEN-T Indicative Investment Plan. Our strategic goal is to develop the transport infrastructure of the Ukrainian state in a harmonious union with the EU," said Vladyslav Kryklii.
The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine also stressed the importance of Ukraine's accession to the European Common Aviation Area. He assured that the Ukrainian state is taking all necessary measures to ensure the safety of flights and navigation in its area of responsibility in the Azov-Black Sea region, despite systematic violations by the Russian Federation, informing ICAO and IMO.
Vladyslav Kryklii thanked the European counterpart for supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and for assisting in the preparation of feasibility studies and the implementation of important transport projects, in particular, for the development of the Azov region's infrastructure and improvement of road safety in Ukrainian cities. In her turn, Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport, noted the positive dynamics of the process of European transport integration of Ukraine and assured in further support from the European Commission.