27 Feb 2023 12:15

Shmygal, Moldovan PM discuss EU integration, joint projects

MOSCOW. Feb 27 (Interfax) - Ukraine's Prime Minister Denis Shmygal and his Moldovan counterpart Dorin Recean have discussed regional security, integration with the European Union, and joint cross-border cooperation projects.

"The premiers' first online conversation took place on February 24. The sides discussed regional security, EU integration, joint cross-border cooperation projects, and support for Ukraine," the Ukrainian media reported, quoting Shmygal's press service.

Ukraine and Moldova have a good potential for developing their relations in many areas: energy, logistics, transit, cross-border cooperation, and their joint movement into the EU, Shmygal said.

"We are ready to strengthen our cooperation with the government of Moldova in these and other areas," he said.

Ukraine supports Moldova's position regarding the need for Russian troops to withdraw from the Transdniestria territory, Shmygal said.

For his part, Recean said that Moldova remains a reliable friend of Ukraine and ready to support the peace formula proposed by President Vladimir Zelensky.

Shmygal also invited Moldova's new prime minister to visit Kiev, the reports said.