Under-Secretary of State Sauer joined Nordic and Baltic foreign ministers on a visit to Moldova and Ukraine

Under-Secretary of State Kai Sauer and the foreign ministers of Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden visited Chisinau in Moldova and Odesa in Ukraine on 27–28 April.

In Moldova, the Nordic and Baltic delegation met President Maia Sandu, Prime Minister Dorin Recean, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicolae Popescu and Speaker of Parliament Igor Grosu. They discussed Moldova’s EU candidate status and reforms and support needs related to the candidacy. They also exchanged views on Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and its effects on Moldova.

In Ukraine, the delegation met Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba. They discussed support for Ukraine and the reconstruction of Ukraine. The delegation also visited the Port of Odesa, which is one of three Black Sea Grain Initiative ports.


  • Sirpa Oksanen, Director, Unit for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 50 414 5349, [email protected]