Ukraine will continue to cooperate with Moldova on natural gas supply, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said.
He said this at a joint press conference with his Moldovan counterpart, Nicu Popescu, in Kyiv on Friday, October 22, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.
"An important topic of our talks was the energy security of Moldova and Ukraine. We have already provided some assistance to Moldova and we will continue to cooperate on gas supply. Ukraine's solidarity with Moldova in difficult times for this country is beyond doubt. Together we can overcome any pressure from the Russian Federation," Kuleba said.
He added that the Ukrainian side also seeks to develop trade relations with Moldova, including through the presence of Ukrainian companies in the Moldovan electricity market.
Popescu, in turn, said that the talks with his Ukrainian counterpart on energy issues were "very good."
He also said that he had meetings at Naftogaz on October 21.
"Moldova is experiencing a gas supply crisis, and Ukraine has expressed very strong support in terms of gas supply and energy security over the past few weeks. We are grateful for this support and we hope it will continue," Popescu said.
Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita said the country would declare a state of emergency due to the gas crisis.