: Ukraine and Poland to enhance cross-border cooperation

14:46 Jun. 27, 2016

Ukraine and Poland to enhance cross-border cooperation

Andriy Parubiy, speaker of Ukrainian parliament (UNIAN Photo)

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Kyiv and Warsaw will continue developing an interstate infrastructure. The parties plan to increase a number of border checkpoints as well as highway and railway connections between the countries.

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This was reported by Andriy Parubiy, speaker of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament), following the talks with Marek Kuchcinski, Marshal of the Sejm (Polish parliament), according to 112 news agency.

"New border checkpoints, railway and highway connections [must be set up]. And we also put much effort into discussing interstate cooperation within a broader regional format - Europe of the Carpathians", Parubiy said.

According to him, they also discussed Ukraine's possible participation as an observer in Visegrad Four debates and fora where Poland will preside starting July 1.

"We continued a discussion on wider cooperation of the Intermarium - the Baltic, Black, Adriatic Seas – and search for possible forms of cooperation", Ukraine's parliament speaker claimed.

On June 26, Marek Kuchcinski announced the creation of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly representing the Visegrad Group countries (Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary), and two neighbouring Carpathian countries - Ukraine and Romania.

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