During the event in Athens, President Maia Sandu discussed Moldovan-Hellenic cooperation with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotákis. The Republic of Moldova is interested in even closer cooperation with the Hellenic Republic in several areas, including energy. This spring, Energocom signed a cooperation agreement with the Greek operator DEPA and, subsequently, a gas procurement contract. Diversification of natural gas supply sources is key to ensuring the Republic of Moldova's energy security.
"During the discussion, we agreed to do everything possible to open a direct flight route between our capitals, at the beginning of next year. I discussed with Prime Minister Mitsotakis about economic cooperation and attracting Greek investment, including in the context of the reconstruction process of the cities in southern Ukraine. I mentioned to the Greek Prime Minister that our country is ready, in the coming days, to deploy 56 firefighters to help extinguish the devastating fires Greece is facing, as we have done in previous years. We stand in solidarity with friendly countries when needed," said the President.
The head of state appreciated the decision of the Greek authorities to open an embassy in Chișinău and invited Prime Minister Mitsotakis to visit Moldova. "Last but not least, I thanked the Greek partners for supporting Moldova's accession to the EU. The discussion organized yesterday by the Greek Prime Minister with the countries of the Western Balkans, Ukraine, and our country - states that aspire to become members of the EU, is a positive signal that we have strong friends in the European Union who are with us on our European journey", concluded President Maia Sandu.