Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov, US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo signed a Joint Statement on supporting Ukraine’s infrastructure resilience and recovery through enhanced bilateral cooperation in Washington on October 19, 2022.
The statement provides for the creation of the US-Ukraine joint working group (Task Force), which will deal with the issue of involving American state institutions, businesses and experts in the process of restoring Ukraine’s infrastructure.
“We’re proud to establish the US-Ukraine Infrastructure Task Force to help the people of Ukraine strengthen their infrastructure now and support its reconstruction and resilience after the war ends. This Task Force is another example of the United States’ enduring commitment to Ukraine and its future peace and prosperity,” said US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
The parties agreed to hold the first meeting of the US-Ukraine Infrastructure Task Force soon. Its work will be coordinated by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, the US Department of Transportation and the US Department of Commerce.
“The two US agencies are participating in interagency discussions on how to best start and sustain Ukraine’s reconstruction process with emphasis on assisting Ukraine in rebuilding its infrastructure and energy resources, ” emphasized the US Department of Transportation.