Sunday, May 25, 2008

Ukraine, Moldova lawmakers start working closer

Lawmakers from Moldova and Ukraine intensified their cooperation. Particularly, now they pay more attention to the work of the European Union's Ukraine - Moldova border assistance mission, development of bilateral economic relations in the light of Ukraine's accession to the World Trade Organization, and EU benefits to Moldova.

Grigory Petrenko, chair of the foreign policy and European integration commission at the Moldovan parliament, said this on Wednesday, following his consultations with Oleh Bilorus, head of the foreign affairs committee at the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine, the News Moldova information agency reported.

Bilorus says it is necessary to deepen economic ties between Ukraine and Moldova. In his words, now there is a real chance to settle questions over the supply of Ukrainian electricity to Moldova in the coming three or four years, and embark on the burning environmental problems of the Dniester river.

During the summit in Chisinau, the parties signed an agreement on cooperation of the two countries' parliamentary committee in charge.