the first Ukraine-EU Transport Dialogue between Volodymyr
Omelyan, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine
and Henrik Hololei,
Director-General of European Commission for Mobility and Transport took place
in Kyiv at the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
Novak, the head of "Ukravtodor", Yevheniy Kravtsov, the head of
Veckagans, acting head of the USPA, Oleksandra Klitina, the head of
the Reform Support Office at the Ministry of Infrastructure and others also
attended the meeting.
became the first country among the Eastern Partnership states with which the
European Union starts the Transport Dialogue. I would like to congratulate our
colleagues, whose delegation came from Brussels to discuss a number of
infrastructure initiatives that are already being implemented: the construction
of GO Highway, construction of high-speed rail, cooperation in the maritime
field. We also discussed projects we are planning to implement with the support
of our European partners: road safety, digital infrastructure, Hyperloop. I am sincerely grateful for the dialogue and
conversation we have had today. It was an honest conversation between friends
and partners about common goals. Our key question is Transport Strategy of
Ukraine 2030. It is ready, and we are waiting for its approval by the Government,"
the Minister of Infrastructure said.
attention during the meeting was paid to the necessity of adoption and
implementation of the European legislation.
are about ten draft laws in the Parliament for which transport sector has been
waiting for decades. Thus, for ten years there has been delayed the reform of
the railways, for 25 years – a reform of inland waterways and there are many
other reforms that need to be adopted by the Parliament. We only need those be
voted for. I hope that in the first half of this year our draft laws will be
adopted. It is not the European Union but us who need those bills! Hence, this
is our reform, our quality of life, our quality of transport," the
Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine emphasized.
see Ukraine as a hub between Europe and Asia. We believe that things we create
today will provide a new quality of life for Ukrainians. It also relates to the
digital transport corridors, road safety and the common aviation area. The
common date for us when the Common Aviation Area Agreement between Ukraine and
the European Union shall enter into force is the next year. A separate issue is
digital security and cyberattack protection. I believe
that together with the European specialists we will achieve a great result, and
Ukraine will be reliably protected not only by our soldiers, but also by a cyber shield from external threats," the Minister