The governments of Ukraine and Moldova discussed joint steps towards European integration, countering russian aggression and information propaganda, cooperation in energy, logistics, and trade and economic partnership. This was discussed during the meeting of Prime Ministers of Ukraine and Moldova Denys Shmyhal and Natalia Gavrilița. The talks were also attended by First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yuliia Svyrydenko.
The sides focused on joining efforts in the European integration of the two countries and synchronizing the steps in this direction.
“The Republic of Moldova is an important trading partner of Ukraine. For 9 months of 2022, the trade turnover between our countries increased by 16% and amounted to USD 805.8 million. The EU candidate status for Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova opens up new opportunities for strengthening and deepening our bilateral trade and economic ties, and we must use them. The Ukrainian side is ready to initiate an expert discussion between the two ministries of economy on this issue,” said First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yuliia Svyrydenko.
It should be noted that during 9 months export of Ukrainian goods increased by almost 15% – to USD 708.9 million, while import by 25.7% – to USD 96.9 million.
The parties also discussed accelerating the arrangement of a new border crossing point for railway transport on Berezyne (Ukraine) – Basarabeasca (Moldova) section.
Following the meeting, the Heads of Government of Ukraine and Moldova signed a joint statement and reached a number of important agreements.
In particular, Ukraine and Moldova will continue to remove administrative and procedural barriers for the freer movement of people and goods between the two countries. It is also expected that by mid-2023 an agreement on construction of a road bridge across the Dniester on the common border will be concluded.
In addition, Ukraine and Moldova agreed to