Turkey plans to open logistics hub in Ukraine

2 Апр
Turkey has elaborated a project to create a logistics hub in Ukraine.

The project was discussed at a meeting in the Embassy of Ukraine in Ankara on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“We have elaborated a logistics project and intend to open a logistics hub in Ukraine, as well as in Georgia. Of course, we plan to do this at the state level, and thus it will be a very large contribution to the transport sector of both countries. Expanding the fleet and the maritime traffic between our countries in the Black Sea will be a great contribution to the development of the transport sector,” said Kemal Guney, a representative of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey.

Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Andrii Sybiha underscored the interest of the Ukrainian side in such cooperation.

“For us, Turkey is also an opportunity to join the Silk Road, if we speak about the transport dimension. We have reached serious agreements between our transport agencies and we want to work in this direction. It includes the existing networks, Kars — Tbilisi – Baku, and the development of ferry connection, as well as all other moments, since the entire transit to Iran and the Middle East from Ukraine is delivered, in fact, through this region,” Sybiha said.

According to him, the use of joint transit potential of the countries is a very important area of cooperation, which is not yet fully utilized.

“As far as I understand, the cost of cargo delivery will be profitable. However, these issues should be the subject of expert discussion. This year, a meeting of a relevant commission will be held, and I hope that these issues will be brought to a new, higher level,” the diplomat noted.

As reported, Ukraine and Turkey are finalizing the last provisions to sign a free trade agreement.