Minister of the Business Environment, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Ștefan-Radu Oprea, was received on Thursday in Chișinău by Pavel Filip, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova. The discussion topic was the preparation of the joint meeting of the two governments on November 22, 2018, to be held in Bucharest.
The two dignitaries discussed the meeting agenda, which will include projects in various areas, such as trade, transport, infrastructure, customs cooperation.
The meeting took place following the session of the Joint Inter-Government Committee for Economic Cooperation, co-chaired by Minister Ştefan-Radu Oprea and Cyril Gaburici, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova. The Committee discussions topics were related to the European agenda of the Republic of Moldova, energy security, investments and trade. Currently Romania is the second investor in the Republic of Moldova in terms of capital value and the short-term target is ranking the first. The Republic of Moldova is the third extra-community market for selling Romanian products, after Turkey and the USA.
“We want to show once again Romania’s priorities in the development of the Eastern Partnership, supporting the Republic of Moldova’s European path. The fact that Romania is the first of the countries Moldova has commercial exchanges with says everything about the size of mutual relations. This year’s trade value target is USD 2 billion”, Ştefan-Radu Oprea said.
The two parties have decided that the meetings of the Inter-Government Economic Cooperation Committee will take place twice a year. The next Committee session will be held in Bucharest in June 2019, during the term of Romania’s presidency of the European Union Council.
Also on Thursday, Ştefan-Radu Oprea and Chiril Gaburici participated in the “Opportunities for economic and investment cooperation in the Republic of Moldova and Romania” event attended by businesspeople and representatives of the chambers of commerce.
Ministry for Business Environment, Commerce and Entrepreneurship