Ciucă, at the meeting with Gavrilița: Romania will continue to support the Republic of Moldova on several levels
Nicolae Ciucă received Natalia Gavrilița, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, at the Victoria Palace on Tuesday. The discussion focused on the energy, economic and security situation of the Republic of Moldova.
The two prime ministers analyzed the energy situation and the financial effort required to maintain the costs of energy insurance, at a sustainable level, for the Republic of Moldova.
“Romania will continue to provide support to the Republic of Moldova on several levels – energetically, economically, for the management of the humanitarian crisis, but also to follow the pro-European path it has embarked on. The stability and prosperity of the Republic of Moldova are closely linked to the hope offered by the pro-European commitment of the authorities and citizens,” said Ciucă.
The Republic of Moldova is making special efforts to cope with the overlapping crises it is facing. Thus, the Russian attacks against the Ukrainian energy infrastructure caused power outages of up to 24 hours in some localities, due to the imbalance of the common system in which they are included in the two states.
At the same time, the Republic of Moldova can no longer benefit from electricity coming from Ukraine, due to Russia’s war of aggression. Against this background, the country is facing substantial increases in the price of gas and electricity.
Natalia Gavrilița presented in detail the situation for each category of energy product, and thanked Romania for the support regarding the supply of electricity – 90% of consumption – natural gas, fuel oil and firewood.
The two prime ministers analyzed what other measures can be taken next on the Romanian side to support the smooth passage of the citizens of the Republic of Moldova over the winter season.
Editor: Liviu Cojan