Odesa-Reni highway to contribute to Ukraine-Bulgaria trade relations - Poroshenko

The project of construction of Odesa-Reni highway will contribute to strengthening trade relations between Ukraine and Bulgaria.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said this at a joint press conference with President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev in Kyiv on Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"I once again stress the importance of involving European institutions, our Bulgarian and, I hope, Romanian partners. It has not so much financial as symbolic significance, because this road has to become a road of friendship. And I consider this transport corridor to be extremely important to improve trade relations between our countries," Poroshenko said.

The Head of State stressed that the process would be also facilitated by implementation of deep and comprehensive free trade area between Ukraine and the EU starting from January 1, 2016, which removes any barriers and open markets of Romania and Bulgaria to the Ukrainian producers.

By Ukrinform