The project was recently discussed by Ivan Shcherbo, Belarus’ Transport and Communications Minister, and Roman Bezsmertnyi, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Belarus. The parties agreed that the introduction of the Viking container train route is a good example of success. In 2009, the European Association of Intermodal Transport recognised the train as the best freight transportation project in Europe.
Belarus notes that Turkey and Syria are showing keen interest in the project, adding that it’s necessary to initiate talks between the railways of Belarus, Lithuania and Ukraine. Belarus and Lithuania have already reached an agreement on the issue.