The meeting between Mircea Geoana and his homologue, Konstantin Griscenko
The Foreign Affaires minister, Mircea Geoana, met on Tuesday evening, at New York, his homologue, Konstantin Griscenko.
The discussions were about the aspects from the bilateral relations that appeared lately, especially about Bystroe canal, and about the illegal installations of the buoys in the Chilia branch.
The Romanian Ministry has presented the Romanian's position, of total disapproval of the unilateral actions of Ukraine, which decided to continue the project, even if Romania and the international Committees were opposed. Mircea Geoana said that Romania would accept the decision of Ukraine concerning Bystroe.
The request to stop the canal's work until an International Comity will not make a study about the impact over the environment. Romania is prepared to accept the outcomes and recommendations of the International Comity, and recommends the same thing to Ukraine.
The Romanian minister has request for the last time to the Ukrainian authorities, to remove their buoys from Chilia branch and said that if they won't do it, Romania will remove them alone.
Mircea Geoana also answered to the Ukraine's accusations of a campaign against Ukraine, conduced by the Government from Bucharest, remained about the press's freedom and the different way of approaching subjects. The press aberrations of the Bystroe problem is the Romanian public's opinion about it.
'Viata Libera' newspaper, 22 september 2004