Bilateral discussions were hold between the officials of the European Union and the Government of the Republic of Moldova on 19 July, 2022 in Brussels mainly related to the transnistrian file in the context of Moldova’s European Union candidate status.

Oleg Serebrian, Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration, discussed with Josep Borrell, High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell of the European Commission, the aspects of current dynamics in the Transnistrian settlement and regional security. It has been stressed that the Government of the Republic of Moldova treats the two processes – the European integration and the reintegration of the country – as two national priorities.

The Moldovan delegation, which also included Vladimir Cuc, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (MFAEI), Daniela Morari, Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to the European Union and Kalman Mizsei, EU High Level Adviser on Confidence Building Measures, also had consultations on the above-mentioned topics with Stefano Saninno, Secretary-General of the European External Action Service (EEAS), Michael Siebert, Managing Director of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Department, EEAS and Meredith Lawrence, Director for the Eastern Neighbourhood and Institution Building at the European Commission.

Moldova’s delegation expressed gratitude to the European Union for its essential and constant support provided to the Republic of Moldova, including the country’s reintegration process, as well as to the management of the Ukrainian refugee crisis.

The European officials reiterated the EU’s readiness in continuing its political and economic support to the Republic of Moldova in the reintegration process, while also encouraging the authorities to move forward on the path of reforms.