Ukraine begins talks with Romania and Moldova on ‘green corridor’ for grain exports

Harvesters collect wheat in the village of Zghurivka, Ukraine, on Aug. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)
By Dénes Albert
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Ukraine has started negotiations with the Republic of Moldova and Romania on the creation of a “green corridor” aimed at speeding up the movement of goods and the export of Ukrainian agricultural products.

The “green corridor” would be created between the border crossing points of Ukraine’s Reni, Moldova’s Giurgiulesti, and Romania’s Galati, according to

A source involved in the discussions said that Romania’s Secretary of State in the Ministry of Transport Ionel Scrioșteanu was present at the negotiations.

“The proposal to introduce a ‘green corridor’ includes a series of measures for all three countries. Firstly, there is joint control between Ukraine and Moldova and coordinated control between Moldova and Romania,” said Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Development of Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure Sergey Derkach.

“Thanks to this decision, we will be able to reduce the number of stops for lorries and consequently speed up control. Overall, this decision will allow us to solve the problem of complex infrastructure development on the Ukraine-Moldova-Romania border,” he added.

These border crossing points are strategic for goods traveling by vehicle to ports, especially Galati in Romania.

“In order to create a ‘green corridor,’ in addition to the introduction of joint control, a number of decisions are needed, in particular the development of the Reni border crossing point. In this case, representatives of Moldova’s border control authorities will be able to carry out all necessary procedures when exiting Ukraine,” the Ukrainian official said.

The plan includes the reconstruction of the Reni-Galati road and its extension from two to four lanes, plus additional technical equipment for border crossing points.

The Reni-Giurgiulesti border crossing point allows the passage of about 50 trucks per day and is one of the key crossing points to Romanian ports.

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