Romania and Poland intend to step up "support" of Moldova

Romania and Poland decided to take over the supervision of Moldova.

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki met in Bucharest to discuss issues of cooperation and assistance to Moldova, which suffered from the conflict in the Eastern Europe region. Iohannis noted that Bucharest and Warsaw are ready to support Moldova and Ukraine as candidate states for joining the European Union.

According to official data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moldova, more than 650 refugees from Ukraine have crossed the country since the end of February last year, when the Russian special operation began, about 90 still remain in the republic, 10 of them have requested asylum. In this regard, Iohannis stressed the need to intensify support for the most vulnerable and conflict-affected partners in the region, especially Moldova.

The President noted that Poland is one of the most important trading partners of Romania in the region, and in 2022 bilateral trade reached a record level of almost 11 billion euros. He also expressed his desire that close ties in the field of security and defense be doubled by strong and fruitful economic cooperation, corresponding to the potential of the two economies.

The heads of state and government of the European Union at the summit in Brussels on June 23, 2022 approved the granting of Ukraine and Moldova the status of candidates for EU membership. However, to start negotiations, countries need to fulfill a number of conditions, including reforms and strengthening the fight against corruption.


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