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Moldovan president, European commissioner discuss cooperation in environmental protection sector

18:36 | 25.11.2022 Category: Official

Chisinau, 25 November /MOLDPRES/ - President Maia Sandu today had a meeting with European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius, on a working visit to Moldova. The officials discussed the environmental challenges faced by Moldova and the cooperation in the sector.   

According to the presidential press service, the head of state welcomed the future Association Agreement on Moldova’s participation in European Union’s Programme for Environment and Climate Action (LIFE). The decree on the approval of the signing of this document was issued by President Maia Sandu on 24 November and the document is to be signed by Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita and Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius on 26 November. The head of state noted that the signing of this agreement would help Moldova find sustainable solutions to the climate and environment problems, in line with EU’s strategies.   

In particular, we need more projects due to create Moldova’s resilience to the climate changes, as well as to contribute to the programme on afforestation, which is a priority of the governance. In the context, the officials said that the discussions, as well as the ones held at the conference on climate changes, organized under the aegis of the Moldovan Presidency, must be more frequent and in an as wide as possible framework.    

Another priority on which the country relies on EU’s assistance is the waste management strategy. President Maia Sandu stressed that ever more citizens wanted systems of collection and recycling of waste in their settlements. Yet, this comprehensive programme will not be possible without the support of development partners.    

Photo: Presidency


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