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Estonia, Russia agree to resume transport cooperation

Officials at the TransRussia Moscow 2017 transport, transit and logistics fair.
Officials at the TransRussia Moscow 2017 transport, transit and logistics fair. Source: (ERR)

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

"Today 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 daily Postimees at the TransRussia economic forum in Moscow on Tuesday.

The deputy minister said that the reults of the talks at the forumm 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, Priit Rohumaa, chairman of the supervisory board of Estonian Railways, and Estonian Ambassador to Russia Arti Hilpus.

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

Hilpus also expressed hope that next time, representative of the Russian Ministry of Transport will be hosted in Tallinn.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

Source: BNS

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