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Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia to Sign Railway Agreement

Ljubljana, 26 July (STA) - Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia will sign a statement on closer cooperation of their national railway operators regarding the tenth corridor connecting the markets between Germany and Turkey, Transport Minister Patrick Vlacic after Monday's meeting with his Serbian and Croatian counterparts, Milutin Mrkonjic and Bozidar Kalmeta.

They are expected to sign the agreement on Friday in Belgrade, Serbia.

Vlacic met both Mrkonjic and Kalmeta before today's meeting separately to exchange views regarding key topics, in particular ways of improving the efficiency of railway transport on the tenth corridor.

Slovenia would like to see more efficient and inter-operable railway infrastructure on the tenth corridor, enabling safe, fast and efficient transport of both goods and passengers, Vlacic said.

The minister stressed that the objective was to improve competitiveness and efficiency along the entire tenth corridor.

The three countries will also invite Bulgaria, Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina to join the effort. A meeting of transport ministers from all these countries is scheduled for autumn 2010.

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