MOSCOW, 3 March (BelTA) – Political changes in Moldova following the election of new President Maia Sandu have not affected the cooperation between Moldova and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Aide to the Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Iya Malkina told a press briefing on 3 March, BelTA has learned.
“The relations between the EAEU and Moldova are purely economic, which is why the political changes in this country have not affected them,” Iya Malkina said. “The cooperation format remains unchanged. Plenipotentiary Representative of Moldova in the EEC Oxana Greceanii regularly takes part in meetings of the EEC Board. We exchange information when necessary,” she added.
Due to objective reasons, the EAEU-Moldova trade declined by 16.8% in 2020 over 2019, with the EAEU's export down by 19.5% and import down by 8.6%, Iya Malkina noted. “There is still room for growth. We hope that we will maintain mutually beneficial cooperation with Moldova,” she added.