Ukrinform: Kryklii invites Luxembourg to take part in infrastructure projects

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Ukraine is interested in the implementation of new infrastructure initiatives and projects in cooperation with the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii said this during negotiations with Deputy Prime Minister – Minister for Mobility and Public Works of Luxembourg François Bausch, the press service of the Infrastructure Ministry reports.

“We appreciate the support of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and are open to the implementation of new joint initiatives and promising projects in the field of infrastructure and transport,” Kryklii said.

In addition, the parties discussed the prospects for possible cooperation in several infrastructure areas.

Kryklii invited the Luxembourg side to participate in concession projects. The Ukrainian side also expressed interest in sharing experience with Luxembourg in the introduction of ecological and affordable public transport.

Ukraine is also interested in further cooperation with Luxembourg in the field of innovative technologies.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal stated this during a meeting with Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel on February 12, the Government portal reports.

“Luxembourg is one of the leaders in the development of IT technologies, and in this context, Ukraine seeks to establish bilateral cooperation in this area,” said the Prime Minister of Ukraine.

Denys Shmyhal noted that Luxembourg uses innovative approaches to the development of national space activities. In particular, in November 2020, in partnership with the European Space Agency, the European Space Resources Innovation Center was established.

“Ukraine stands ready to establish stable cooperation with the Luxembourg Space Agency. We are interested in bilateral cooperation in the field of space exploration and use of space resources, including within the framework of the Artemis international project, which our country joined in November last year,” said the Prime Minister of Ukraine.

He added that Ukraine has a long history of space activities and valuable experience in implementing international space projects, a developed scientific and technical school and technological opportunities for the development of mutually beneficial cooperation.

Denys Shmyhal called on Xavier Bettel to consider signing a Memorandum of Understanding between Ukraine and Luxembourg on cooperation in space in order to exchange experiences and information.

He also stressed that Ukraine highly appreciates the firm position of Luxembourg on Ukraine’s territorial integrity and thanked for the support of economic sanctions against the Russian Federation over the occupation of Crimea.

In addition, Denys Shmyhal invited Luxembourg to join the Ukrainian diplomatic initiative “Crimean Platform”. He also invited the Lux-Development (Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation) to join the project to restore infrastructure as well as humanitarian programs for Donbas.

© 2021 Kyiv Post

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