The governments of Romania and the Republic of Moldova will hold on Thursday their third joint meeting in Piatra Neamt, in a bid to continue and further develop bilateral cooperation.
According to a government release, the joint meeting will be chaired by PM Sorin Grindeanu and his counterpart Pavel Filip.
The government said that the main goals of the intergovernmental meeting are the continuation and development of bilateral cooperation, the assessment of joint projects and identifying new cooperation initiatives.
“Romania and the Republic of Moldova have a special relation. The citizens of the both states have expectations and a permanent interest in these ties. We will further support the development and modernization of the Republic of Moldova and its European track,” Prime Minister Grindeanu said in the release.
According to the cited source, the agenda of the meeting includes regulatory acts regarding the stage of ongoing joint projects such as the technical and financial assistance granted by Romania to the government of Moldova, joint energy, educational and cultural projects.
The sides will also discuss opportunities for Romanian investments in Moldova and further cooperation possibilities in the fields of IT, finance, justice, home affairs.
Romania to donate to Republic of Moldova 96 microbuses for pupils’ transportation
Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu announced on Wednesday that Romania will donate to the Republic of Moldova a number of 96 microbuses designed for pupils’ transportation, the donation is to be materialized within the inner-circle meeting of the two countries’ Governments that will take place on Thursday in Piatra Neamt.
“There are concrete things that will be decided in our joint meeting tomorrow in Piatra Neamt. One of them is connected to the donation that Romania will make to the Republic of Moldova, namely 96 microbuses designed for pupils’ transportation,” Grindeanu stated on Wednesday in the beginning of the Government meeting.
According to the head of the Executive, this donation is a continuation of a programme started in previous years.
“In previous years, we have donated 100 microbuses, if we are talking about this topic. The relation between Romania and the Republic of Moldova is a special one, taking into account the mutual historic roots and the expectations that the societies both from Romania and the Republic of Moldova have. This is why we consider it […] an extremely important meeting,” Grindeanu added.
In his turn, Deputy Prime Minister Sevil Shhaideh stated that the donation was agreed based on the exchanges of letters between Romania’s and the Republic of Moldova’s Governments.
“Within the meeting tomorrow, in Piatra Neamt, we will agree the list of localities where these microbuses will go. […] They are already purchased, and ready to go, we just need to transport them to Chisinau. Therefore, we hope that in maximum three weeks these microbuses reach the Big Square of Chisinau where we will make the actual donation to the Government of the Republic of Moldova,” Sevil Shhaideh revealed.