Nicolae Timofti, Belarusian MPs discuss prospects of Belarus-Moldova cooperation


Nicolae Timofti, Belarusian MPs discuss prospects of Belarus-Moldova cooperation

Nikolai Timofti discussed with Belarusian parliamentarians the prospects of cooperation between Belarus and Moldova on July 17. The chairman of the upper house, Mikhail Myasnikovich, noted that it's time to restart the relationship. 

Moldova has certain arrangements with Europe, while Belarus has been in the Eurasian Economic Union since January 1. This means that new markets and opportunities open for both countries.

Details of cooperation between the two states on July 16 were discussed by Mr Timofti with President Alexander Lukashenko at the highest level. The talks resulted in the signing of a package of documents.

In particular, the presidents agreed to establish in Chisinau a plant to assemble MAZ buses, as well as update passenger transport.

Moldova is the fourth most important trading partner of Belarus among CIS countries.

In 2014, the parties' trade stood at 400 million dollars. And the potential is higher.

The states in the near future may cross the threshold of half a billion dollars.

Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus President:
We have reserves, we have to grow. I am confident that we can add something. We can create joint Belarus-Moldova projects in Moldova, where we have very solid positions, where people know and respect us. You can create joint ventures with Belarus here too. And we can both enter the major markets of the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union. It will only add positive dynamism to our relationship. 

Nicolae Timofti, President of the Republic of Moldova:
I am very pleased to have the opportunity to again meet you. I think it will be a new impetus for our further development. This benefits both our republic and the Republic of Belarus. What we will do in the future will be for the benefit of our peoples.

The visit of the president of Moldova continues. Mr Timofti will visit a number of industrial enterprises of Belarus.