Photo from UNIAN, Viacheslav Ratynsky
Polish President Andrzej Duda has said his country supports Ukraine's ambitions as a transit hub in Eastern Europe.
The statement came as Duda was addressing the Ukrainian-Polish economic forum held in Odesa on October 13, which was also attended by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
"We'll be supporting Ukraine's ambitions in its development as a logistics transit country in Eastern Europe," Duda said.
According to Polish head of state, modernizing logistical infrastructure and improving the quality of motorways will promote trade in the region.
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The Three Seas Initiative, also known as the Baltic, Adriatic, Black Sea Initiative, is a forum of twelve states in the European Union, namely Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Hungary.