VILNIUS – Lithuania and 26 more countries, including Poland, the United Kingdom, Sweden and the Czech Republic, have agreed to continue supporting reconstruction of Ukraine’s transport infrastructure, according to a joint statement adopted by transport ministers of 27 countries in Rzeszow, Poland, on Friday.
“Review and renewal of trans-European transport network allow to develop additional transport links to the north and to the south of the Baltic countries up to the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea. Close cooperation is vital if we want to help Ukraine as well as to develop key infrastructure projects successfully,” a press release from Transport and Communications Ministry quoted Minister Marius Skuodis as saying after attending a meeting organized in Rzeszow by the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure.
“Rail Baltica, Via Baltica, Via Carpatia will not only have a huge impact on Lithuania but will also fundamentally change connectivity across the entire region, open up new possibilities for freight transport with Ukraine,” Skuodis added.
The ITF is expected to prepare an analysis, which may serve as a basis for preparations for specific reconstruction works in Ukraine.