The Ministers of Agriculture of Bucharest and Chișinău agreed on the promotion of Moldovan products in Romania and other markets in the European Union. Agriculture Minister Viorel Gherciu was on a working visit to Bucharest where he held meetings with his counterpart Adrian Oros, during which the parties discussed opportunities to increase bilateral cooperation in agriculture and expand existing partnerships.
Minister Viorel Gherciu mentioned that agricultural producers in our country are interested in strengthening the level of competitiveness by promoting agricultural products in Romania, including in third markets.
“The Government of Moldova has as a priority the stimulation of agricultural activities, as the sector is an important link of the national economy. In the same vein, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry encourages domestic agricultural producers to launch and maintain viable businesses, to generate high-quality products that meet EU requirements and ensure long-term profitability,” said Viorel Gherciu.
During the meeting, officials addressed important issues of bilateral cooperation, in order to establish common major priorities in the field of transport of agri-food goods, with the aim of facilitating the process of crossing the border in a short time. Also, Minister Gherciu expressed his interest in taking over the good practices related to the implementation of the Strategy for the promotion of domestic products, with emphasis on the mechanisms for promoting and expanding local and international markets.
Other topics discussed by the ministers concerned cooperation with the Romanian side on the conservation, selection, and improvement of animal genetic resources; the extension on the Romanian market of the quality seed material of the maize hybrids from Moldova, through the genetics of the Phytotechnical Institute; intensifying trade in agri-food products; establishing partnerships with commercial networks for the local promotion of Moldovan products.
Also during the bilateral dialogue, the operation and expertise related to the anti-hail system were discussed, but also the portfolio of ongoing and jointly planned projects.
In this context, the Romanian Minister of Agriculture Adrian Oros stated that the dimension of the exchange of experience and the takeover of good practices will be stimulated, in order to update the legislation on rural development and the implementation of the LEADER Program in Moldova.