The memorandum on strengthening cooperation in the railway sector with Poland will help dramatically increase the rail transportation of Ukrainian exports to the EU and world markets through Europe.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal reported this on Telegram after the signing of a respective memorandum with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, according to Ukrinform.
“I met with a great friend of Ukraine – Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. We discussed the recovery of our country from the consequences of Russian aggression. A memorandum on strengthening cooperation in the railway sector was signed. After Russia unleashed a full-scale war, Poland became a key logistics hub for aid to Ukraine. Particularly close cooperation is taking place at the level of the railways of the two countries, and such cooperation should be strengthened,” Shmyhal said.
According to him, the memorandum provides for the creation of a joint logistics company by the two countries. This will help dramatically increase the rail transportation of Ukrainian exports to the EU and world markets through Europe.
“By blocking Ukrainian ports, Russia is trying to provoke a global food crisis. We must prevent this. The signed memorandum on strengthening cooperation in the railway sector between Ukraine and Poland will help increase our export capacity, including agricultural products. Convenient logistics solutions for Ukrainian businesses will help quickly deliver the necessary goods to any part of the world. This is very important for the stability of our economy,” the Ukrainian government’s press service quoted Shmyhal as saying.
According to the statement, both parties also stressed the importance of modernizing the border infrastructure, including the development of transport hubs and border crossings.