Ukraine and Romania to open a new border crossing point: what the prime ministers agreed on
Ukraine and Romania will open a new border crossing point. It will be located between Bila Tserkva and Sighetu Marmatiei. The new checkpoint will operate around the clock for passenger and freight traffic.
This is one of the results of Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal's visit to Bucharest and his talks with his Romanian counterpart, Marcel Ciolacu, the Government Portal reported. It is noted that the governments of both countries exchanged notes on the opening of a new checkpoint.
During the meeting, the prime ministers of Ukraine and Romania also signed a joint intergovernmental statement on strengthening cooperation in ensuring reliable transit of Ukrainian goods.
The document provides for
- Restoration and improvement of the transport infrastructure destroyed by Russia;
- opening of new checkpoints along the common border for road, rail, sea and river transport;
- development of access roads to them, railway infrastructure, introduction of traffic management mechanisms to reduce congestion, simplification of border, customs and phytosanitary control;
- where possible and appropriate, consider coordinated border control to facilitate the transit of goods between Ukraine and Romania;
- facilitate transshipment of Ukrainian products in Romanian sea and river ports;
- intensify cooperation in the Danube region by making full use of the existing port infrastructure and by attracting investment in its development.
In addition, an agreement on mutual recognition of educational documents was signed. This means that Ukrainians will be able to work in their speciality while in Romania.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Romania joined the G7 declaration on security guarantees for Ukraine, announced during the NATO summit in Vilnius on 12 July. The country also plans to open an F-16 pilot training centre to train pilots from Ukraine.