Turkey Commits to Strengthening Ukraine’s Port Infrastructure

by Roman Cheplyk
Thursday, February 1, 2024
Turkey Commits to Strengthening Ukraine’s Port Infrastructure

On February 1, 2024, Turkey announced its decision to invest in the development and reconstruction of Ukraine’s port infrastructure, marking a significant step towards enhancing maritime logistics and connectivity between the two nations

During a meeting in Istanbul on January 31, Ukrainian and Turkish officials outlined actionable plans to engage Turkish enterprises in rebuilding Ukraine's port facilities, highlighting Turkey's readiness to contribute to maritime and road infrastructure improvements.

Ukraine's Minister of Community Development, Territories, and Infrastructure, Oleksandr Kubrakov, lauded Turkish businesses for their proven reliability and extensive experience, notably in the construction of major bridges in Ukraine. Kubrakov emphasized the potential benefits of this collaboration, including boosted export capabilities and stronger logistic and economic ties. The establishment of a Ukrainian-Turkish Reconstruction Task Force underscores the commitment of both countries to this initiative.

Key areas of focus for this partnership include the restoration of essential road networks, development of water transport infrastructure, protection of critical facilities, residential reconstruction, and the revitalization of air traffic. This collaboration comes alongside discussions on finalizing the Free Trade Agreement and Turkey's pledge to sanction Russian vessels originating from Ukraine's occupied territories.

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