Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his full support for the EU accession of the Republic of Moldova during a meeting with his Moldovan counterpart Dorin Recean at the Maximos Hall in Athens, today, July 2.

Mitostakis stressed that Greece was ready to provide technical assistance to facilitate the EU accession process of the Eastern European country, expressing his satisfaction with the success of the first EU-Moldova Intergovernmental Conference held on 25 June in Luxembourg.

After welcoming the Moldovan PM, Mitsotakies stated: “Allow me to express my satisfaction with the significant progress you have made at the beginning of this long but fruitful and beneficial process towards your integration into the European family.”

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Mitsotakis reiterated that Greece would stand beside Moldova which was “facing many geopolitical challenges following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

In his response, the Moldovan PM underlined the strong historical and cultural ties between the two countries. “This brings us even closer. I would like to thank you for your contribution in bringing Greeks and Moldovans closer together with the opening…”, Recean noted.

The two leaders discussed matters of bilateral cooperation in the transport and energy sectors. Greece has so far contributed to covering the energy needs of Moldova.

During the meeting, the Greek Prime Minister and his counterpart also emphasized the importance of expanding the “Vertical Corridor” by including Ukraine, Moldova, and Slovakia. Additionally, during the meeting, a Memorandum of Mutual Recognition of Driving Licenses was signed.

The “Vertical Corridor”, aims to utilize European natural gas and LNG transmission networks, leveraging the enhanced capabilities of new and developing FSRUs (Floating Storage and Regasification Units).