Moldovan prime minister consolidates ties with the Eurasian Interstate Council

By | October 9, 2020
Moldovan prime minister consolidates ties with the Eurasian Interstate Council

Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Ion Kiku today, October 9, by means of video communication participated in the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council held in Yerevan.

The prime minister stressed the importance that his country attaches to the consolidation of trade and economic ties and the development of a partnership with the countries of the Union. At the summit the sides discussed the provision of sanitary-epidemiological security, the fight against the spread of Covid-19, as well as the social-economic situation, taking into account the crisis.

“Our country proposes to accelerate the process of digitalization of the economy, which allows to modernize processes and increase economic attractiveness, promote digital services and stimulate electronic commerce,” Kiku said in his speech.
The Moldovan prime minister emphasized the openness to develop inter-governmental projects and to participate in initiatives of mutual interest in such sectors as agriculture and food security.

EADaily reported that on May 19, Moldovan President Igor Dodon also participated in the online summit of the Eurasian Economic Union. Addressing the presidents of the member states (RM since 2018, an observer in the EAEC), the head of state said that for closer interaction between the Republic and the EAEC, the Moldovan government appointed a permanent representative to the Eurasian Economic Commission.

“We are determined to strengthen cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union and to expand the agenda of this cooperation,” Igor Dodon said then.
Two years ago Moldova was the first CIS country to obtain the observer status at the Eurasian Economic Council. Moldova’s cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Community began in April 2017 with the signing of a memorandum. At that time, the government of Western-oriented Democrats stated that it does not support the aspiration of President Igor Dodon to join the organization. Today the Democratic Party of Moldova is a partner of the pro-presidential Party of Socialists in the ruling coalition. According to the Moldovan leader, “the development of strategic partnership relations with the Eurasian Economic Union is not a reason to stop cooperation between Moldova and the European Union and to meet the conditions of association”.