The steel plant deal was the centerpiece of an Italy-Ukraine business forum opened yesterday by Luigi Di Maio, Italy’s visiting Foreign Minister

. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba noted that Italy’s national railway company, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, recently signed a memorandum with Ukrzaliznytsia to develop high speed trains on an Odesa-Kyiv-Lviv route. He also noted that last month Italy’s AVIO S.p.A signed a €6 million agreement with Dnipro’s rocket design and production companies to produce 10 engines for the European Space Agency’s Vega launch vehicle.