The government in Chisinau admits that it is in talks with the Bucharest leadership regarding Romania’s potential investment in the Giurgiulesti International Free Port.
“The idea is being discussed and stands on our bilateral agenda. Prime Minister Dorin Recean is focused on attracting investments to our country, especially in infrastructure projects, and he did so during his working visit to Berlin,” Daniel Voda, the Prime Minister’s spokesman, told Mold-Street.
Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu said in an interview with Digi24 TV channel that Romania was interested in buying the Free International Port of Giurgiulesti.
“We must realize that the port of Constanta is of strategic importance at the moment. It is not clear what will happen with Odessa, but Moldova has a smaller port of Giurgiulesti, which is not yet operational, but the Romanian Transport Minister has already shown interest. We are waiting for an answer,” Ciolacu said.
Asked whether this issue had been discussed with Moldovan officials, Ciolacu said that negotiations should not be held with the authorities in Chisinau, as the shareholder of the Giurgiulesti port is the EBRD and, therefore, negotiations would be held with the bank.