On December 17, 2009 Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko started his working visit to the Republic of Moldova during which he held bilateral meetings with the Prime-Minister Vlad Filat and the Deputy Prime-Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Iurie Leanca.
During the meetings with the high officials of the Republic of Moldova Petro Poroshenko confirmed the concernment of the Ukrainian leadership to continue the active political dialogue with the Moldovan Party on the whole range of the bilateral issues.
The Parties paid particular attention to the issues related to the finalization of the demarcation of the Ukrainian-Moldovan state border and especially its central (Transnistrian) segment. In this regard the Parties reached the agreement to install the first border sign on the central segment of the Ukrainian-Moldovan state border by the end of 2009.
Another important issue of the bilateral consultations was the collaboration of the two countries in the area of European integration. It was underlined that the integration to the European Union was a key foreign policy priority of the Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. The signing by Petro Poroshenko and Iurie Leanca of the Joint Appeal of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova to the EU on the use of the financial mechanisms of the Eastern Partnership Initiative for founding the Dniester Euroregion became a practical step of the both countries towards the realisation of the European integration goal.