Marcel Ciolacu at Trilateral Meeting: Romania’s Moral Duty to Assist Moldova

During the Romania-Bulgaria-Greece Trilateral meeting held in Varna, the three states have agreed to implement a common action plan in areas such as transportation, energy, trade, and security, announced the Prime Minister of Romania, Marcel Ciolacu.

The Prime Minister added that Romania, in partnership with Bulgaria and Greece, can have a greater influence in the European Union, promoting its central role in the reconstruction of Ukraine and the desire to see the Republic of Moldova and Western Balkan states join the European Union as soon as possible, as reported by Radio Chisinau.

The meeting is attended by the Vice-President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas, the European Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, and the Moldovan Minister of Energy, Victor Parlicov.

Energy security and dependence on Russian energy resources were among the topics on the meeting’s agenda, as mentioned by Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu during a press conference. He also referred to the support that Romania needs to provide to the Republic of Moldova in this sector.

“We addressed the challenges we face in the energy market, with a special focus on supply security and the total dependence on hydrocarbons and electricity from Russia. Romania has a moral duty to help the Republic of Moldova because, after Ukraine, it is the most vulnerable European state. I am pleased that all three of us support the initiation of negotiations for the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, and Georgia on the European agenda.”

Through the future Greece-Bulgaria-Romania corridor, with a possible extension to the Republic of Moldova, the aim is to create modern infrastructure for transportation, communication, and energy to stimulate economic and political relations between the participating states.


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