The Governor of the National Bank of Moldova (NBM), Anca Dragu, met with the Head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Office in Moldova, Catarina Bjorlin Hansen.
Discussions focused on the cooperation framework of the Republic of Moldova with the EBRD, ongoing technical assistance projects benefiting the NBM, and the situation of the banking and non-banking financial sector in our country.
The two officials also discussed the priorities of the Country Strategy for the Republic of Moldova for the period 2023-2028, approved by the EBRD Board of Directors. These include a more competitive, inclusive, and resilient private sector, improving governance and business environment, and increasing the financial sector’s resilience.
Investment and reforms are the key elements in the EU accession process. In this context, Anca Dragu stressed the crucial importance of the partnership with the EBRD in supporting reforms and supporting the private sector. EBRD investments have the role of catalyzing other significant private investments with the natural respect of governance rules.
The Governor of the NBM stressed the importance of continuing the strategic dialogue with development partners to strengthen the resilience of the financial sector, including by harmonizing domestic regulations with EU standards.