Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița spoke with Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic Antonio Costa. The officials spoke about the situation in the Republic of Moldova, in the context of the latest developments in Ukraine and the efforts of the authorities to strengthen resilience in the face of current challenges.
Gavrilita praised Portugal’s humanitarian assistance in managing the refugee crisis and noted that the support of the international community will help address the difficulties in each sector, as well as achieve the key objectives for Moldova’s development. According to the Prime Minister, the government’s actions are currently focused on maintaining the country’s economic and financial stability, ensuring food security, expanding the range of Moldovan products exported to the EU market and liberalizing transport.
In this context, the Prime Minister referred to the European perspective of our country and the importance of obtaining the status of a candidate country. “In addition to ensuring a safe socio-economic climate for our citizens, we focus on the reform agenda and the integration of the Republic of Moldova into the family of the European Union. We rely on Portugal’s support in the process of European integration of our country “, said Natalia Gavrilița.
Antonio Costa praised the Chisinau government’s efforts to reform the country and mentioned in particular the large diaspora of Moldovans that is respected and appreciated by Portuguese society, which contributes to promoting a good image of the country.
The parties agreed to intensify bilateral cooperation between the two countries and to share Portugal’s good practice and European integration experience.