Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal is on an official visit to the Romanian capital Bucharest.
He held talks with his Romanian counterpart Marcel Ciolacu. They signed a joint intergovernmental statement on strengthening cooperation in ensuring the reliable transit of Ukrainian goods.
"We agreed to restore and improve the transport infrastructure that was destroyed by Russia. We will share experience and best practices. We are planning to open new checkpoints along our common border for road, rail, sea and river traffic," Shmyhal said.
Other agreements include the development of access roads and railway infrastructure near the checkpoints, the introduction of traffic management tools to reduce congestion, and the simplification of border, customs and phytosanitary control.
"Where possible and appropriate, we will consider coordinated border control to facilitate the transit of goods between Ukraine and Romania. We also agreed to facilitate the transshipment of Ukrainian products in Romanian sea and river ports. We are determined to intensify cooperation in the Danube region. This will be done through the full use of the existing port infrastructure, as well as by attracting investments in its development," Shmyhal said.
The heads of government also exchanged notes on the opening of a checkpoint between Bila Tserkva and Sighetu Marmatiei. According to Shmyhal, it will operate around the clock for passenger and freight traffic.
The governments of Ukraine and Romania have signed an agreement on mutual recognition of education certificates. This will allow Ukrainians to work according to their field of study in Romania.
The day before, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the draft agreement between Ukraine and Romania on the opening of a new international border crossing point Bila Tserkva-Sighetu Marmatiei.
In addition, by expanding the capacity of rail and sea logistics routes, Romania will increase the transit of Ukrainian grain from 2m tonnes to 4m tonnes.