Moldovan PM, Romanian vice premier say sides to continue bilateral cooperation projects
16:45 | 18.02.2019 Category: Official
Chisinau, 18 February /MOLDPRES/ - Prime Minister Pavel Filip today had a meeting with Vice Prime Minister for Romania’s Strategic Partnerships’ Implementation Ana Birchall. The officials exchanged opinions on the bilateral cooperation in the fields of energy, environment, education and culture, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.
The PM thanked Romania for the constant support provided. “We thank for everything Romania has done for Moldova. It is important that you backed us when we needed this most of all. This means true friendship,” Pavel Filip said.
In particular, the officials highlighted the energy interconnection projects, on reconstruction of kindergartens, culture buildings, delivery of school mini-buses, as well as environmental projects, including the cleaning of the bottom of the Bac river.
The sides agreed to continue the cooperation in these sectors and to carry out the agreements reached at a joint meeting of the Moldovan and Romanian cabinets. Among them, there is also the removing of the roaming tariffs between the two countries.
Vice Prime Minister Ana Birchall noted that these connections were the best bridges between Moldova and Romania. “We have always been by the side of Moldova. My visit to Chisinau is a continuation of the issues discussed at the joint meeting of the two governments,” Ana Birchall said.
At the same time, Prime Minister Pavel Filip congratulated Romania on the taking over of the first presidency of the Council of the European Union. He expressed confidence that it would be successful and would bring benefits to Moldova as well.
The officials also exchanged opinions on the parliamentary polls due in Moldova. The PM stressed that the authorities would provide all needed conditions for the holding of a fair, transparent ballot, in line with the international standards.