Ukraine and Moldova have begun active implementation of joint projects and programs that were stipulated for in a cooperation Roadmap agreed in February this year. This was announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a meeting with Prime Minister of Moldova Pavel Filip. The meeting was held in the framework of the GUAM summit, which took place in Kyiv at the initiative of the Ukrainian Government.
During the negotiations Volodymyr Groysman noted: "I am happy to announce that all the work has begun. For us Moldova is a friendly country".
He also added that day Ukraine and Moldova, along with Georgia and Azerbaijan had signed several important documents on the establishment of a free trade area within the Organization of the GUAM States and recognition of mutual customs procedures. "We have managed to ponder on the mechanism of interaction and to discuss bilateral cooperation agenda”, said Volodymyr Groysman. “It is important that we’ve inked the document on free trade within the GUAM framework, and it means new jobs, the revival of trade under our agreement."
During the talks the parties also tackled pressing issues to be solved at the level of experts and regulatory authorities of both countries, in particular in the field of environmental impact assessment and border control.