Moldova to sign memorandum of understanding with Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
16:48 | 07.09.2023 Category: Economic
Chisinau, 7 September /MOLDPRES/ - Moldova will sign a memorandum of understanding with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs and European Integration Minister Nicu Popescu today made statements to this effect following a meeting with the head of the OECD Eurasia Division, William Tompson.
„Today, we discussed and prepared the text of a memorandum of understanding between Moldova and OECD, which will stay at the basis of the cooperation between the two sides. We discussed in detail also the elaboration of a joint action plan, which will allow us structuring the dialogue and boosting the reforms from Moldova. Our common goal is for both the memorandum and the action plan to be signed during this autumn. We will work along with OECD, in order to modernize Moldova’s economy, attract more investments, strengthen the administrative capacities and speed up the accession to the European Union,’’ Nicu Popescu said.
William Tompson said that this form of cooperation launched with Moldova was one quite rarely used by OECD with the states non-members of the Organization. ‘’The speed with which the OECD member states responded to the intention to sign such a memorandum with Moldova is the proof of the fact that Moldova presently faces a lot of challenges and the proof of the gratitude for the country’s commitment to the reforms needed. Our goal is to help Moldova get to have a more resilient and a more prosperous economy,’’ the official noted.
OECD is an organization which brings together 38 of the most prosperous and modern states of the world, which facilitates the economic cooperation between the member states and plays a crucial role in states’ efforts to consolidate the democracy and the market economy. Traditionally, OECD helps the states candidates for accession to EU modernize their public administration and economy, so that the states candidates for accession prepare for the accession moment as quickly and as intensely as possible.