Ukrainian, Moldovan presidents meet on cooperation, EU integration
Published: Jun 28, 2022 08:35 AM
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with visiting Moldovan President Maia Sandu on Monday to discuss bilateral cooperation and the two countries' prospects for joining the European Union (EU), Zelensky's press service reported.

At a news conference after the talks, Zelensky said that Ukraine and Moldova have all opportunities to deepen their partnership in the humanitarian sphere, economy, politics, and cross-border cooperation.

The parties also discussed the partnership in the transport sector, in particular Ukraine's assistance in the reconstruction of the Moldovan railway, as well as strengthening energy cooperation.

Zelensky also urged Sandu to deepen security cooperation between Ukraine and Moldova.

For her part, Sandu said that obtaining the status of candidates for EU membership is a historic event for Ukraine and Moldova.

The Moldovan president added that her country is ready to assist Ukraine in the post-conflict reconstruction and in transiting goods.

Sandu arrived in Kiev earlier in the day for her first visit to Ukraine since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict in late February.

Ukraine applied for EU membership shortly after the conflict began, and was granted, along with Moldova, the status of candidate for EU membership last week.