Es­to­nia, Rus­sia agree to re­sume trans­port co­op­er­a­tion

The Baltic Times - - BALTIC NEWS - BNS/TBT Staff

Ac­cord­ing to Deputy Min­is­ter of Trans­port of the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion Sergey Aris­tov, Es­to­nia and Rus­sia have come to an agree­ment as to the reestab­lish­ing of their co­op­er­a­tion in the field of trans­port.

“We ef­fec­tively agreed to re­sume our trans­port com­mu­ni­ca­tions and dis­cussed the pos­si­bil­ity of speed­ing up our pas­sen­ger rail­road ser­vice sim­i­larly to that be­tween St. Peters­burg and Helsinki where border and cus­toms con­trols are car­ried out on the move,” Aris­tov told Pos­timees at the Tran­srus­sia eco­nomic fo­rum in Moscow.

Aris­tov said the re­sults of the talks at the fo­rum were “very pos­i­tive”. Es­to­nia was rep­re­sented at the fo­rum by Ahti Kuningas, deputy sec­re­tary gen­eral for trans­port at the Min­istry of Eco­nomic Af­fairs and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, chair­man of the su­per­vi­sory board of Es­to­nian Rail­ways Priit Ro­hu­maa, and Es­to­nia’s am­bas­sador to Rus­sia Arti Hil­pus.

Ac­cord­ing to the am­bas­sador, the talks took place in a very con­struc­tive and friendly at­mo­sphere. The top­ics dis­cussed in­cluded how to in­crease the speed of the train jour­neys and how to col­lab­o­rate in the matter of high­ways.

The am­bas­sador also ex­pressed the hope that next time rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Rus­sian Min­istry of Trans­port will be hosted in Tallinn.

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