Moldovan-Ukrainian inter-ministerial political consultations held in Kyiv
19:54 | 25.03.2021 Category: Official
Chisinau, 25 March /MOLDPRES/- An ordinary round of Moldovan-Ukrainian inter-ministerial political consultations took place in the Ukrainian capital, at the level of state secretary / deputy foreign minister. The Moldovan delegation was led by Secretary of State Dumitru Socolan, the Ukrainian one - by Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Bodnar. The agenda for the consultations included topical issues in Moldovan-Ukrainian relations, as well as a number of issues on the regional and international agenda, the MAEIE press service has reported.
The officials noted the positive dynamics of the bilateral dialogue, and confirmed the willingness of both sides to fully use the existing potential for collaboration. The importance of continuing high-level working contacts was noted, including through the organization of mutual visits. In the same context, the joint actions for the next period were discussed to put into practice the agreements reached during the recent official visit to Ukraine, in January, of the President of the Republic of Moldova.
The diplomats pointed out the need to work on commissions and sectoral groups on various topics on the bilateral agenda, including interaction at the common state border, regulation of property relations, protection of the Dniester River ecology, implementation of infrastructure projects, trade cooperation and humanitarian sector.
The sides noted that the European vector consistently promoted by the authorities in Chisinau and Kyiv opens additional opportunities for boosting Moldovan-Ukrainian cooperation, including with possible assistance from European partners in implementing projects of common interest to both countries. They exchanged views on developments in the dialogue with the European Union, noting the existence of several similar positions and approaches aimed at achieving by the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine of their European agendas.
Discussing the issue of regional security, the parties reaffirmed their mutual support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, within the boundaries of their internationally recognized borders.
They also reviewed developments in the epidemiological situation in both states in the context of actions at the national level to overcome the extremely serious consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the vaccination process and difficulties.
Highly appreciating the format of Moldovan-Ukrainian political consultations on the line of foreign ministries for identifying practical ways to regulate bilateral issues and coordinating joint actions in this regard, the parties agreed to continue this useful exercise.
The agenda of the Moldovan delegation's visit to Kyiv also included a meeting with Victor Kryjanovsky, Ukraine's Special Representative for the Transnistrian settlement, during which various issues related to recent developments in the negotiation process and the active role of Ukraine were addressed.