Turkey has pledged to support Ukraine in the rebuilding of its infrastructure that has been either damaged or destroyed during the ongoing Russian invasion. Below is the Ukrainian Government’s official statement in full.
In Lviv, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov, and the Minister of Trade of the Republic of Turkey, Mehmet Muş, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on infrastructure reconstruction, which provides for the participation of the Turkish side in the reconstruction of Ukraine.
The document was signed in the presence of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
“Turkey is our strategic ally and the war has only highlighted that. We are grateful to the Turkish partners for their intentions to cooperate in rebuilding the infrastructure destroyed by russia. This is facilitated by the extensive experience of Turkish business participation in the construction of roads and bridges, in particular, this applies to our megaprojects – the Zaporizhia and Kremenchuck bridges. We know Turkish business as a reliable partner, so we expect that very soon we will achieve concrete practical results in issues of joint reconstruction. In the near future, a joint working group on rebuilding issues will be established, where we will work out mechanisms for attracting Turkish investments, as well as develop specific projects for cooperation,” commented the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov.
It is expected that Turkish business and government structures will be able to develop specific reconstruction projects, as well as provide consulting and technical assistance.