The Republic of Moldova remains the priority beneficiary of Romania’s policy of international cooperation for development and humanitarian assistance at the bilateral level. The government in Bucharest has taken note of an information note containing the list of projects receiving funding from the budget allocated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “IPN” reports.
The annual plan for international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance for 2024 has a budget allocation of 4.81 million lei. The actions and projects included target geographical areas of priority interest for Romania in terms of official development assistance, such as the wider Black Sea region and the Western Balkans, respectively Africa and the Middle East. “The Republic of Moldova will remain the priority beneficiary of Romania’s bilateral international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance policy,” a press release from the government in Bucharest states.
According to the Romanian executive, the activities are aimed at developing the capacities of the partner state in areas such as education, digitization, health, emergencies, cyber security, diplomacy, justice, and European affairs. The projects dedicated to the Republic of Moldova receive funding of 1.9 million lei, about 40% of the total amount allocated to the plan.
“The document is part of the efforts to streamline the official development assistance provided by our country and to align it with the standards of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD (n.r. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), with an impact also on the process of accession of our country to the organisation,” the press release added.