Ukraine offers Japan to launch direct flight Kyiv-Tokyo

Ukraine has proposed to Japan to consider the possibility of signing an agreement on air communication between the countries, as well as to launch a direct flight Kyiv-Tokyo.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, the relevant proposals were announced during a working visit to Japan by the governmental delegation headed by First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv and later joined by Deputy Minister of Infrastructure for European Integration Viktor Dovhan.

”In the event of an increase in passenger traffic between Japan and Ukraine, the Ministry of Infrastructure has offered to consider a draft agreement on air transport and the opening of a direct flight between Kyiv and Tokyo,” the report says.

According to the Ministry, during the visit (November 21-23), the delegation held meetings with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), as well as major companies, which are included in the Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN).

According to the press service, Dovhan discussed projects to attract Japanese investment in the transport infrastructure of Ukraine. In particular, they discussed the construction of a bridge over the South Buh River in Mykolaiv, and the development of port infrastructure of Odesa and Mykolaiv regions, such as dredging and reconstruction of berths.

”The parties have agreed to coordinate a JICA expert report on the study of logistics potential of the transport system in southern Ukraine, including a draft of the loan for the construction of the bridge in Mykolaiv until June 2017, and to organize the participation of Japanese companies in investment projects in Ukraine,” the report reads.

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