Russia is interested in investing in production in the Republic of Moldova so that the products are later exported to the Western market. This was one of the central messages of the Moldovan-Russian Economic Forum that was held recently in Chisinau, economist Mihail Poisic was quoted by IPN as saying in a program on NTV Moldova channel.
The economist stated that by this forum the Russian Federation invited the Republic of Moldova to a dialogue, but the government didn’t express interest in this event that involved only representatives of the presidential administration. Such a position by the government is strange as Moldova exports products both to the East and to the West. “It is known that we now sell no kilogram of meat to the EU and we will not sell any liter of milk or milk products to this in the nearest future either. We will also not sell complex technical articles. These products are intended for the Eastern market,” stated Mihail Poisic.
According to him, Russia is interested in investing US$ 1 billion in the Republic of Moldova annually as this exports both to the East and to the West. Russia will do this so as not to be affected by the Western sanctions. “They will make investments here, will produce and this production will be exported to the West. Jobs will be created with Russian funds and taxes will be paid here,” noted the economist.
Socialist MP Vladimir Golovatiuc said this forum will enable to intensify Moldova’s exports to Russia and to the EU too. “A section of the forum was called “Moldova between the West and the East” and this was not accidental,” he stated, adding the forum showed the Socialists cannot be against the European Union.