Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and Prime
Minister of the Republic of Moldova Pavel Filip
during the talks on Monday called for expanding the practice of joint control
at international crossing points at the Ukrainian-Moldovan state border, the
implementation of specific infrastructure projects and deepening cooperation in
the energy sector.
In particular, Volodymyr Groysman expressed his Government's
interest in realization until the end of this year of joint control at the Kuchurgan-Pervomaisk international border checkpoint on the
Transnistrian segment of the state border.
The Head of Ukrainian Government offered to give a
commission to relevant services to begin work on the preparation of draft
protocols for the organization of joint control at checkpoints Mayaky-Palanka-Udobne (in the territory of the Republic of
Moldova) and Reni-Giurgiulesti
"Border crossing points,
joint controls, high quality infrastructure of checkpoints will enable us to be
more transparent and mobile. I think that at the checkpoints there should only
be joint work", said Volodymyr Groysman.
also expressed their support for the implementation of infrastructure projects
for the opening of the bridge Bronnytsia – Unguri for passenger transport and providing it an international
status, as well as the construction of a new bridge over the Dniester at the Yampil – Soroca border checkpoint.
The implementation of these infrastructure projects will enhance the transport
potential of Ukraine and Moldova, said Volodymyr Groysman.
of Ukraine will take into account those connection needs between the two
countries during the formation of plans for the renovation of roads in Ukraine,
of negotiations of heads of government of Ukraine and Moldova, the Chairman of
the State Border Service of Ukraine and head of the Border Police of the
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moldova signed the Protocol between the
administration of the State Border Service of Ukraine and the Border Police
Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moldova contact points on the
Moldovan-Ukrainian state border and the main technological principles of
organization of information exchange regarding persons and vehicles in which
persons cross the Ukrainian-Moldovan state border.
must significantly improve the process of crossing of the Moldovan-Ukrainian
border. We and our respective services have just inked an agreement for joint clearance
procedure, which will occur in the same crossing points on the territory of
Moldova, other checkpoints in the territory of Ukraine, thereby significantly cutting
the time and quality of crossing our state border", said Volodymyr
also touched upon energy issues and the ways to achieve energy security.
interested in resumption of supplies of Ukrainian electricity to the market of Moldova,
stressed Volodymyr Groysman. "We want to assure you that we will be
reliable partners", he added.
In this regard,
the heads of government also tackled the possibilities of synchronous
interconnection of energy systems of Ukraine and Moldova with the European
Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E). According to Volodymyr Groysman, it will
open up new opportunities to export of electricity to the European market.