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 (in Ukraine).
"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.
The parties 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.
The Government 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, he said.
By results 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.
"We 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 Groysman.
The sides also touched upon energy issues and the ways to achieve energy security.
Ukraine is 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.