President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, and President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, spoke on the phone after the European Commission recommended starting accession negotiations with the two states.
The two heads of state congratulated each other, as reported by tv8.md.
“I spoke on the phone with President Zelensky. Our countries celebrate this important day when the European Commission recommended the opening of accession negotiations for Moldova and Ukraine. I extend sincere congratulations to Ukraine and its people for this achievement,” wrote Sandu on the X network.
The leader in Kiev also posted a message on X, stating that it was a historic day.
“We congratulated each other. We agreed to coordinate our next common steps. We also discussed Ukraine’s assistance in evacuating Moldovan citizens from Gaza, as well as a Formula for Peace,” wrote Zelensky.
Recall that today, the European Commission (EC) officially recommended EU member countries to start accession negotiations for the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to the EU. Subsequently, the full report of the European Commission was made public, analyzing how well Moldova fulfilled the nine recommendations.
In particular, the document focuses on the progress made in implementing fundamental reforms and providing clear guidance on future reform priorities. Negotiations could begin next year if the necessary conditions are met.