Moldova firmly starts going way of reforms, European integration, Romanian PM says
14:35 | 23.03.2023 Category: Political
Chisinau, 23 March /MOLDPRES/ - Moldova has firmly started going the way of reforms and European integration, in order to provide a better living to its citizens and Romania will provide every support to achieve the goals set by Moldova. Romania’s Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca made statements to this effect at news conference held jointly with Prime Minister Dorin Recean today.
Nicolae Ciuca noted that Moldova enjoyed an unprecedented European and international capital of liking, which must be turned to good account, in order to edify a safer, more prosperous and more European country, to transform Moldova into a state provider of stability in the region, in the interest of the citizens. ‘’There is no other option able to give Moldova’s citizens access to freedom, stability, prosperity, to a worthy living, but the integration into EU,’’ Ciuca said.
„We have an intense bilateral agenda, projects for better living of our citizens and for closer relations between the two banks of the Prut river. We discussed our approaches for the renovation and construction of bridges across the Prut river, for opening new border crossing points, for implementing the project concerning the coordinated border control and for the development of energy infrastructure between the two states. Through these projects, we aim at facilitating the process of accession and connection of Moldova to the European area. We tackled aspects dealing with the presence of Romanian investors in the Moldovan economy. Romania will continue supporting the development of the human capital of Moldova through providing of education scholarships. Today we agreed on identifying the fields and sectors with potential and opportunities on both sides, so that we provide financing, in order to make sure that those sectors develop through bilateral contribution,’’ the Romanian prime minister said. .
The Bucharest official welcomed the promulgation by President Maia Sandu of the Law which confirms that the state language is the Romanian one. In another context, Nicolae Ciuca said that ‘’the war in Ukraine, its implications on Moldova, as well as the actions of destabilizing required a close and constant coordination between our countries.’’ At the same time, the Romanian official specified that the hybrid actions faced by Moldova can be combatted through the confidence of the citizens in the state’s authorities.
Prime Minister Dorin Recean thanked Romania for the support provided to Moldova. ‘’Due to the support and assistance of Romania and the European Union and the member states, we have managed to pass the winter well. I reconfirm to the citizens – we are not alone, we are part of a family of friends, on which we can always rely. Romania is our advocate in all European institutions; thus, we can advance in the European integration, despite the security challenges triggered by the war in Ukraine. Today, we agreed on the joint future actions in the implementation of the national programme for the next three years concerning the studying of the Romanian language by the ethnic minorities from Moldova. The extension of the economic relations is another important subject on the agenda. We identify more opportunities for investments, trade, development of joint projects. The commercial and social exchanges will be facilitated by the extension of the interconnection infrastructure. We are determined to develop the infrastructure of bridges across the Prut river. In next May, we will launch the movement on the pontoon bridge Leova-Bumbata. The modernization of three existing bridges comes next. I am happy to inform that 58 infrastructure projects from the European Village programme will be turned to account immediately. Additionally, laboratories will be endowed in schools and schools buses will be purchased for our children. This is the first stage worth 25 million euros in all for the carrying out of the agreement on non-refundable assistance of 100 million euros, provided by Romania. There is no settlement without a Romanian presence and I express confidence that this presence will be growing and will be mutual,’’ Dorin Recean said.
Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca is on a visit to Chisinau today. Besides the meeting with Dorin Recean, the agenda includes discussions with President Maia Sandu and Parliament Speaker Igor Grosu.