Lithuania, having become a member of the European Union (EU), helps the countries of the Eastern Partnership to seek political association and economic integration with the EU. Good neighbourly relations with these countries, also known as the Eastern Partners, and their full support in implementing broad political, economic and social reforms are a coherent priority of Lithuania's foreign policy.
Friendly and strong ties bind Lithuania and Moldova. Moldova is one of the Eastern Partnership countries to which Lithuania pays special attention. Lithuania consistently supports Moldova's choice to pursue a political association and economic integration with the EU, actively shares its experience in the field of Euro-integration and carries out development cooperation projects aimed at supporting the democratic development of civil society.
In 2018 the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has provided 76 000 Euro to finance 8 bilateral development cooperation projects, building administrative and institutional capacities, helping to implement reforms related to the Association Agreement between Republic of Moldova and EU, strengthening democracy and civil society, promoting women empowerment and regional development.
Over the period of 2006-2018 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania through its Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme has financed the implementation of 129 projects in Moldova for more than 900 000 Euro.