Zhytomyr has very close economic and cultural ties with Moldova.
On 13 May, the Chairman of Zhytomyr Regional State Administration Mr. Ihor Hundych and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Moldova to Ukraine H.E. Mr. Ruslan Bolbocean talked about cooperation, investments, and experience exchange.
“Economic relations between Zhytomyr region and Moldova are on the appropriate level, we have several enterprises where investors are representatives of Moldova. We hope that the level of cooperation will only rise. In addition, Moldova is the first former Soviet Union country that began the process of de-institutionalization. In Ukraine, Zhytomyr region also became the first among the regions who drew attention to this issue and started cooperation with the Lumos Foundation. Experts from Moldova share experience in this field. We are very grateful for their support and assistance”, – Mr. Hundych said.
According to Ruslan Bolbocean, Moldova is interested in developing further cooperation with Zhytomyr region in all spheres.
“For us, the development of interregional cooperation between our countries is very important. Recently, relations between our countries – both economic and cultural – are developing very actively. We are interested in making this process more intensive. We are ready to facilitate the establishment of business contacts. While interacting in the context of European integration, we can help each other implement joint projects that would deliver significant results to the inhabitants of our countries”, – the Ambassador emphasized.
Mr. Bolbocean attended the anniversary concert of the “Sonechko” ensemble, because its head, Mykhailo Huzun, has a Moldavian origin.
“We are pleased that Mr. Huzun has done a lot for our people. This is the cultural bridge that unites us. “Sonechko” is very respectably representing Ukraine abroad. This is a great achievement of Zhytomyr region”, – the Ambassador noted.
During 2018, the enterprises of the region carried out foreign trade operations with the Republic of Moldova in the amount of USD 13.5 million. The volume of export of goods to Moldova in 2018 amounted to USD 12.6 million and increased by 16.5% compared to 2017.