Secretary of State for Strategic Affairs Iulian Fota paid a visit to Chisinau on Wednesday and Thursday, with discussions revolving around the European path of the Republic of Moldova, as well as the latest developments related to the regional security situation, in the context of the war of aggression waged by Russia against Ukraine, informs the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press release sent to AGERPRES on Friday.
Iulian Fota was received by Deputy Prime Minister Nicu Popescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, and had consultations with Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Veaceslav Dobinda.
Iulian Fota emphasized Romania’s „full” readiness to continue offering assistance to the Republic of Moldova, in the complex reform process to which the authorities from Chisinau have committed.
The latest developments related to the regional security situation, in the context of the war of aggression waged by Russia against Ukraine, were also analysed and the multiple challenges that the Republic of Moldova is facing against this background were addressed, especially in terms of the economy and the energy fields.
Moreover, the implementation of the Agreement on non-refundable financial assistance worth 100 million euros and the development projects promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest, especially in support of the reforms in the field of administration undertaken by the authorities from Chisinau were some of the topics addressed in terms of the assistance granted by Romania to the Republic of Moldova.
At the sectoral level, an important theme was the sustained measures taken by the authorities from Bucharest and Chisinau to identify the best solutions in order to streamline traffic at the border.
Equally, aspects related to the opportunities offered by the Support Platform for the Republic of Moldova, which was created at the initiative of the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, together with counterparts from Germany and France, were discussed.