Klimkin, Moldova deputy PM discuss coordination of steps to ensure two countries' territorial integrity
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration Gheorghe Balan discussed establishing joint customs and border control along the length of the Ukrainian-Moldovan border.
The officials also agreed to strengthen the coordination of steps to ensure the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and Moldova in the context of the security situation, a Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday.
Klimkin and Balan also discussed ways to intensify the 5+2 negotiating process to settle the Transdniestrian conflict, and the current state of the Ukrainian-Moldovan relationship.
The 5+2 format involves Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe as mediators, and the European Union and the United States as monitors. The 5+2 talks have not been held for almost three years now.