Moldova Facilitates Transit of Ukrainian Goods to Romania

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During the intergovernmental online meeting between Moldova and Ukraine, agriculture ministers from both countries reached an agreement to coordinate the electronic queue at the Moldovan-Ukrainian and Moldovan-Romanian borders. This initiative aims to streamline the transit of goods from Ukraine to Romania and prevent the accumulation of trucks on Moldovan territory, as reported by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

The meeting participants included Moldova’s Minister of Agriculture, Vladimir Bolya, and Ukraine’s Minister of Agriculture, Mykola Solsky.

“Mykola Solsky and Vladimir Bolya discussed the formation of an electronic queue at the Moldovan-Romanian border during the online meeting on Thursday and the need to synchronize it with the Ukrainian electronic queue. Agreements were reached on the collaboration of technical specialists from both countries to expedite the synchronization process,” stated the Ukrainian government’s announcement.

In December, Moldova and Ukraine signed a protocol for joint control on the Ukrainian-Moldovan border section. This will enable carriers to undergo control procedures more quickly at border crossings, leading to reduced queues and increased transparency in control procedures.

It is worth noting that Moldova’s government plans to exit the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and conclude all agreements within this union by the end of 2024. Moldovan officials emphasized that the process of exiting most agreements is nearly complete, although some issues may remain unresolved.

On July 20, Moldova’s parliament, in its second reading, approved the denunciation of the Convention on the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS. The proposal to withdraw from the Convention was put forward by the parliament’s speaker, Igor Grosu, who stated that the current policies, goals, and decisions of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS no longer align with Moldova’s objectives. Another reason for this decision is Moldova’s chosen European path of development.

In 2023, Moldova was supposed to pay a membership fee of 5.8 million lei (almost 303,000 euros) for participation in the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS, but at the beginning of the year, the parliament decided not to participate in the organization’s events.