KYIV. May 7 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with Prime Minister of Moldova Chiril Gaburici on Wednesday. The parties discussed relevant issues of bilateral relations and experience in cooperation with the EU, the press service of Ukrainian President has reported.
“The President noted the importance of strong and politically stable Moldova for Ukraine. Ukraine is interested in coordinating actions on the European integration and the exchange of experience on the introduction of the visa-free regime,” the press service reported.
According to the President, it is important to fully use benefits of the European integration and reduce risks. “Coordination of actions and efficient mutual support is an important factor,” the Head of State emphasized.
The President said that Ukraine supported Moldova and highly appreciated common projects on economic development, financial stability and benefits of the European integration.
In turn, Chiril Gaburici noted: “Given that the situation in the world is changing rapidly today, it is important to stick together and help one another.” According to him, there are a lot of economic issues in which the two countries can cooperate and achieve progress.
The Moldovan Prime Minister also expressed interest in Ukraine’s experience of reforms. “We are willing to implement reforms and fight corruption. You already have such an experience,” Gaburici said.
The EU has already introduced a visa-free regime for Moldova. Ukraine expects a corresponding decision from the EU at the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga at the end of May.