The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Kryklii met with the European Commissioner Adina Vălean in the framework of his working visit to Brussels. The parties discussed a wide range of issues related to cooperation on the development of transport infrastructure and European integration of Ukraine.
As it was reported by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
Vladyslav Kryklii stressed that the integration of the infrastructure 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 update the Ukrainian infrastructure and facilitate the provision of European quality transport services," said Vladyslav Kryklii.
At present, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is working on a number of transport Euro-integration bills, such as 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 Dnipro River, the Southern Bug River and the Ukrainian part of the Danube River become the 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 Ukraine alighned with the EU," noted the Minister of Infrastructure.
The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine also stressed the importance of Ukraine's accession to the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA). He assured that Ukraine 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 of the Russian Federation, informed by ICAO and the 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, the 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.