22 May 2023 11:06

Ukraine, Moldova, Romania seeking to optimize grain transit

MOSCOW. May 22 (Interfax) - The agriculture ministers of Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine agreed to exchange information on the amount of wheat to be transported via so-called solidarity corridors during online negotiations last Friday, Ukrainian media reported with reference to the Moldovan Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry's website.

"The meeting was aimed at coordinating organization methods to optimize the transit of grain coming from Ukraine, so that Romanian agrarians could transport grain, vacate storage facilities, and export new crops," it said.

The Ukrainian Agriculture Ministry said Agriculture Minister Nikolai Solsky attached special significance to discussing the transit of Ukrainian agricultural products via Moldova and Romania.

The trilateral talks were preceded by negotiations between Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister and Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Vladimir Bolea and Romanian Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Petre Daea, where they discussed Moldovan-Romanian cooperation in the agribusiness sector and financial and non-financial stimuli to farmers.