“European leaders tackle Ukraine war and regional conflicts at Moldova summit”

Moldova hosts European summit with Ukraine war and regional conflicts on the agenda

Chisinau, Moldova – The 2023 European summit opened on Friday in Moldova, with leaders from across the continent gathered to discuss a wide range of issues affecting the region. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was among the participants, joining European leaders in the nation’s capital of Chisinau, where they were set to focus on topics such as defense and security, energy, and economics.

The summit has particular relevance given the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, over which Zelenskiy is expected to make a case for increased international support. Additionally, regional conflicts such as the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute are also likely to be put on the agenda.

Notably, as part of the summit, NATO has deployed monitors to the skies over Moldova to ensure compliance with open skies agreements. The move comes as part of the alliance’s ongoing efforts to maintain transparency in regional military activities.

Despite Moldova being one of the poorest countries in the region, its strategic location between Romania and Ukraine provides it with considerable geopolitical significance. As such, the summit represents a crucial opportunity for the nation to enhance its role on the international stage.