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On 22 October 2017, the Ministers of Infrastructure of Ukraine and Poland, Volodymyr Omelyan and Andrzej Adamczyk, signed a Memorandum on cooperation on the Via Carpathia project in Przemysl. The signing took place in the National Museum of the Land of Przemysl in the presence of the Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland Marek Kuchciński.
Via Carpatia road system is a key trans-European North-South cross-country route connecting a number of Eastern and Central European countries. In particular, it will run from Klaipeda to Thessaloniki connecting Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece, which will integrate the European transport system. By signing the Memorandum, Ukraine agreed that Via Carpatia will branch out to Ukraine. The international road shall be ready for use at its entire length in 2025.
The Via Carpatia motorway will play an important role in the economy of the Eastern and Central European countries as well as of particular regions and local communities. So, the head of the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure Andrzej Adamczyk emphasized that Via Carpatia would be of crucial importance for the economic development of voivodeships, through which the motorway will run. In turn, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan stated that he considers Via Carpatia to be “a bridge between Northern and Southern Europe”.
The memorandum on Polish-Ukrainian cooperation on Via Carpatia project was signed after an international conference on parliamentary traditions in the Central and Eastern Europe. Many European parliamentarians, scientists and experts took part in the conference to discuss the topic. Earlier, Poland’s Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski stated that the partnership with Ukraine remains the key priority of Warsaw foreign policy.