Parlt committee chair affirms Estonia's readiness to support Moldova on path to EU

  • 2023-01-04
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Estonian parliament Andres Sutt said at a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova Nicu Popescu that Estonia is ready to share its experience and support Moldova on its path to the European Union.

Sutt said that the European Council's decision from summer 2020 to grant Moldova the status of an EU candidate state is an important milestone.

"We're gladly ready to share our experience and support Moldova in becoming a member of the European Union," he said. "I hope that despite a complicated security and economic situation, Moldova is progressing rapidly with the necessary steps and will be able to start accession talks as soon as possible."

In addition to the situation in Moldova, topics discussed at the meeting also included Russia's war in Ukraine. Sutt said that Ukraine must be comprehensively supported for as long as necessary, that is until Ukraine wins the war. He also commended Moldova for coping with the large influx of refugees.

The meeting with Popescu was also attended by deputy chairman of the foreign affairs committee Enn Eesmaa.