New doors are opening in Hungarian-Moldovan agricultural relations

By: STA Date: 2024. 04. 04. 10:00

In the field of investments, the two countries have great opportunities, and it is precisely in Hungary’s basic interest that Moldova becomes a member of the European Union – Minister of Agriculture István Nagy announced on Thursday in Chisinau, where he met with the Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries, Vladimir Bolea.

(Photo: AM/Csaba Pelsőczy)

During the meeting, the head of the ministry drew attention to the fact that agriculture is a priority strategic sector in both countries, which is why the expansion of Hungarian-Moldovan agricultural relations, the issue of the export of Ukrainian agricultural products, irrigation experiences, precision agricultural technology, agricultural drones, and drought-tolerant plants cooperation between the two countries can be further expanded.

István Nagy also spoke about the need to protect the producer, the food and the market, and for this the primary interest is to facilitate access to the market

We will work on this producer-protection process from July during the EU presidency. He added that, during this time, Hungary provides Moldova with the opportunity to express their problems and thoughts in front of the Union’s agriculture ministers. As part of the meeting, a memorandum of understanding was also signed, regarding which István Nagy said that Moldova is a country of opportunities, and this is a big step forward in the cooperation between the two countries. Hungarian agricultural interests are already present in Moldova, for whom this means security and opens the door to further investments. Hungarian companies want to expand and develop, explained the head of the ministry. István Nagy reminded that the Republic of Moldova is a beneficiary country of the Hungarian FAO scholarship programs financed by the Ministry of Agriculture, which is why Hungary welcomes students from Moldova. He added that appropriate investments require the training and employment of appropriate professionals.

During his visit to Moldova, the Minister also met Deputy Prime Minister Dumitru Alaiba, Minister responsible for Economic Development and Digitalization

During the consultation, the parties agreed that there are currently many opportunities to expand economic relations, which involve the inclusion of new, precision and digital technologies, thus clearly moving the economy forward. In order to take advantage of additional opportunities, they are trying to stimulate the economy with investment promotion and investment protection measures. Negotiations will continue in Budapest in the near future.


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