(ForUm) - Presidents of Ukraine and Romania Victor Yushchenko and Traian Basescu have opened today Solotvyno-Sighetu Marmatiei international border checkpoint for automobiles, reports Trend.
For Ukraine it is one of many roads to Europe, Yushchenko noted during the opening ceremony. He reminded that the agreement on opening a border station was made during Romania President's visit to Kyiv in February, 2006.
The Romanian side built a bridge across Tysa river last year. This bridge can symbolize that Romania is a link for Ukraine on its way to the European Union, Basescu said during the ceremony. Romanian President underlined that his country is a boundary country of the EU. According to him, Romania will not be an isolating border, but, vise versa, it will be open for Ukraine's integration into the EU.