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Ukraine and Estonia set to develop transport corridors between Baltic and Black seas

October 15, 2013, 17:09 UTC+3
The document was signed in Estonia’s capital Tallinn in the presence of the two countries’ presidents
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KIEV, October 15 (Itar-Tass) - Ukraine’s Infrastructure Ministry and Estonia’s Economic Affairs and Communications Ministry have signed a protocol of intentions to develop transport corridors between the Baltic and Black seas.

The document was signed in Estonia’s capital Tallinn in the presence of the two countries’ presidents, the Ukrainian presidential press service said on Tuesday, adding that Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovich had arrived on an official visit to the Baltic state.

Under the protocol Ukraine and Estonia will create favorable conditions to build sea links, enhance mutually advantageous cooperation in logistics, cargo shipment and passenger traffic, the press service said.

“A special focus will be placed on boosting the potential and competitiveness of the container train Zubr,” the source said.

The protocol will help to engage other interested countries, in particular Turkey and the Scandinavian countries, enlarge cargo shipment routes and introduce competitive tariffs.

The Zubr container train is a joint cargo shipment project of railway companies of Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine and Belarus. 

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