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Minister of Foreign Affairs Titus Corlatean was yesterday on an official visit to Prague, at the invitation of the Czech First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Karel Schwarzenberg, the Foreign Ministry in Bucharest informs. On the occasion, the head of Romanian diplomacy also met with Milan Stech, Speaker of the Senate of the Czech Republic, and with David Vodrazka, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies, as well as with other members of the Czech Parliament.The visit to Prague was a return visit after the one the Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg made to Bucharest on 18 October 2012, and was part of the Romanian-Czech political and diplomatic consultations, meant to diversify and consolidate the bilateral relations and deepen cooperation on European, regional and international themes of shared interest. On Monday, Corlatean chaired, in Brussels, the meeting of the Group for the European Action of the Republic of Moldova. The main guest at the meeting was the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Iurie Leanca. Also in attendance were the ministers of foreign and European affairs of the EU member states, as well as EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Stefan Fule, and the Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service, Helga Schmid.The agenda included an exchange of views on developments in the Republic of Moldova and the prospects of its dialogue with the European Union, in preparation for the Summit of the Eastern Partnership which will take place in Vilnius, this year in November.The participants in the meeting expressed the European expectations concerning a rapid return to stability and urged all the pro-European political forces to overcome their differences of opinion, in the interest of advancing Chisinau’s dialogue with the EU. During the discussions, the participants expressed support for the demarches of Chisinau to adopt the European standards and values and deepen the democratic reforms that put the Republic of Moldova on an acknowledged European track.“In Bucharest, we firmly believe in the European future of the Republic of Moldova. We therefore wanted to convey, along with our European partners, a common message of encouragement to all pro-European political forces in Chisinau. We are confident they will work rapidly and responsibly to find a solution, in the interest of the citizens of the Republic of Moldova. A rapid return to stability will help finalize the Association Agreement, including the component regarding trade liberalization,” said the Romanian Minister.