11-04-2024

Lithuania and Moldova can become partners in digitalisation

The Minister of the Economy and Innovation Aušrinė Armonaitė met with Dumitru Alaiba, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Digitalisation of Moldova, to discuss ways to strengthen mutual economic cooperation between the two countries. 

"The priority of the Moldovan government is to digitise the health, education, economy and cybersecurity sectors. In Lithuania, we have accumulated best practices in the provision of public e-services and we can become Moldova's digital partner. In addition, Lithuania can be a great place for Moldovan start-ups to enter Europe, thanks to its favourable legal framework and start-up ecosystem," said Minister of the Economy and Innovation A. Armonaitė.

Moldovan citizens are invited to use the e-Resident programme, which allows them to access services provided by the Lithuanian government and other institutions, such as company incorporation, filing tax returns and opening a bank account, and to start a business without having to travel to Lithuania.

The Startup Visa Lithuania is also available, providing innovative non-EU entrepreneurs with simplified access to the Lithuanian startup ecosystem.  

In 2023, Moldova will rank 72nd among Lithuania's 208 trading partners in terms of trade turnover, 66th in terms of exports and 71st in terms of imports. In 2023, the turnover of goods between the two countries amounted to €47.9 million.