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Latvia and Russia to sign an agreement on direct international rail traffic

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvia and Russia plan to sign an agreement on direct international rail traffic, which is provided by the legislative draft ‘On the Agreement between the Republic of Latvia and the Russian Federation on direct international rail traffic’ announced at the 22 October meeting of State Secretaries.

Transport ministries of the two countries have admitted that this agreement will comply with modern requirements and norms of the European Union. Russian and Latvian railway industries have gone through many changes: state and business competence is divided in the two countries. With that, the two countries have expressed their wish to sign a new bilateral cooperation agreement within the railway industry, as reported by Transport Ministry.

This agreement is meant to secure regular and continuous passenger, luggage and cargo flow across the border. The agreement will help regulate international rail traffic between Latvia and Russia, ensure cooperation between infrastructure managers and carriers of the two countries and supervise other aspects of cross-border railway traffic.

This agreement will be signed for an indefinite period of time. It will come into force once both sides have finished all preparations.

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  1. Linda says:

    Hope they stick to civilian passengers and freight not military!

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