Moldova have enhanced work on implementation of the Roadmap of cooperation
between the two states in 2017 and will shortly agree on a series of issues,
primarily in the economy sector - by the end of the year. Appropriate
agreements were reached during a meeting between Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and Prime
Minister of Moldova Pavel Filip. The meeting was held in Chișinău in the frames of the working visit of
the Head of Government of Ukraine to Moldova. This is the first visit of the Prime
Minister of Ukraine to Moldova in the past 16 years.
political situation in Moldova and preserving the course of Chisinau towards
European integration poses great interest for Ukraine. Successful realization
of our joint civilizational choice shall facilitate the
stability and security in the region, the effectiveness of our cooperation and
the prosperity and development of our peoples”, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman noted during
the talks. “We also appreciate the restoration of the work of the
Intergovernmental Commission on trade and economic cooperation and the steady improvement
of trade turnover."
negotiations, the parties discussed several aspects of cooperation, in
particular, the issue of completing demarcation of the border and recognizing
the ownership of the objects, as well as the functioning of the Dniester waterworks
facility. The Head of Government of Ukraine stressed that the increase of
capacities of the Dniester HPP is a key component of the energy security of
both countries. That is why Ukraine and Moldova should resolve all issues as
soon as possible, agree and sign an important document - an Agreement on ensuring
the functioning of the Dniester Integrated Hydraulic Station.
attention was paid to environmental projects, namely, the monitoring and
evaluation of water resource quality. In this context, the parties agreed on
the establishment of an Intergovernmental Commission within the scope of the
implementation of the Intergovernmental Agreement on cooperation in protection
and sustainable development of the Dniester basin.
visit, the Roadmap of Ukraine – Moldova cooperation for 2018 was signed. It
covers the whole range of issues. "The agenda is rather intense, and we
are ready to work to yield the result," said Volodymyr
of ministries and departments signed a number of important bilateral documents,
in particular, the Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and
the Government of the Republic of Moldova on the readmission of persons and the
Implementation Protocol on the procedure for its implementation, as well as the
Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the
Republic of Moldova on joint control of persons, goods and items in joint
checkpoints at the Ukrainian-Moldovan state border.
Readmission Agreement and its Implementation Protocol stipulate for the speedy
and effective procedures for the identification and safe and organized return
of persons who are illegally staying in the territories of Ukraine and the
Republic of Moldova.
agreement on joint control at the border is part of the Action Plan for the
organization of joint operational security of the state border with the EU member states - the Republic of Poland, the Slovak
Republic, Romania, Hungary, as well as with the Republic of Moldova.
outcomes of the negotiations, the parties noted that essential problem issues
that existed in relations between the two states had actually been removed. The
following objective is to build structural integration, provide high-quality
communication on highways, bridges, continue the
development of rail transport, air transportation.
determined a number of objectives that contribute to our countries’ rapprochement,"
underscored Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.