Minister of Transport and Communications M. Skuodis to discuss cooperation in the fields of railway and logistics with the Ministers of Transport of Italy and Poland


2022 09 05


On Monday, the Minister of Transport and Communications Marius Skuodis is leaving for Trieste, Italy, where he will meet with the country’s Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Enrico Giovannini and other high-ranking officials to discuss closer cooperation in the field of freight transportation by railway and logistics. Lithuanian Railways is expected to sign a memorandum on cooperation between the two countries in intermodal transport. During his stop in Warsaw on the way to Italy, the Minister will also meet with his Polish colleague Andrzej Adamczyk.

“We aim to develop transport corridors through the Carpathians towards the Black, Aegean and Adriatic seas, further diversify the methods and directions of cargo transportation, while combining various types of transport. Through maintaining close ties with Poland, we are also looking for solutions that improve our region’s railway communications with Western Europe. Northern Italy is a destination with a lot of potential,” said Minister of Transport and Communications M. Skuodis.

During the meeting with the Polish Minister of Infrastructure and Construction A. Adamczyk, it is planned to discuss the implementation of strategic transport infrastructure projects and the strengthening of economic ties in the run-up to the joint meeting of the governments of Lithuania and Poland, which will be held in Vilnius this September. 

During his visit to Italy, Minister M. Skuodis, together with the managers of the Lithuanian Railways (LTG) Group, will invite Italian railway and logistics companies to strengthen economic relations and freight transport flows by rail. In Trieste, the Lithuanian and Italian railway companies will sign a memorandum on cooperation between the two countries in the field of intermodal transport.

During the visit, the Minister will visit the Port of Trieste. Meetings with the President of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region, Massimiliano Fedriga, the President of the Trieste Port Authority, Zeno D’Agostino, the Mayor of Trieste, Roberto Dipiazza, and the Prefect of Trieste, Annunziato Vardè, have been scheduled.