Speaker Zgonea: Romania believes in R. of Moldova’s European project


“It is a signal that will be seen in growth of wellbeing, it is an important step for the economy, for the goods and services that the Republic of Moldova sells to the EU, for the migration of the work force”, the Romanian Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies said.

Romania believes in the European project of the Republic of Moldova and believes that it has chosen the correct path, said yesterday, in Chisinau, Speaker of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies Valeriu Zgonea during a joint press conference with Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament Igor Corman and Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic Jan Hamacek.
Zgonea welcomed the progress registered by the Republic of Moldova in its European integration path, placing emphasis on the finalizing of negotiations for the Association Agreement, that will include the free trade agreement and will be signed soon, as well as the completion of procedures regarding the visa-free regime for the Moldovan citizens, a decision that is to take effect in two weeks’ time.
‘It is a signal that will be seen in growth of wellbeing, it is an important step for the economy, for the goods and services that the Republic of Moldova sells to the EU, for the migration of the work force. It is a message that the big European family believes in your project’, said the Romanian official, quoted by Agerpres. He showed that Romania has always supported the European path of the Republic of Moldova and that Chisinau’s accomplishments are also in part due to the efforts made by Bucharest. ‘Where you need help from the government of Romania, from the parliament, we will always grant you our experience and support,’ said Zgonea.
He also referred to the Romanian-Moldovan bilateral projects, mentioning that the government has decided to grant 20 million euro to modernize kindergartens in the Republic of Moldova that the gas pipeline Iasi-Ungheni will soon be finished and that work is set to begin for interconnecting the electrical lines. Zgonea emphasized that these projects will further the Republic of Moldova’s attractiveness towards foreign investors. Furthermore, Jan Hamacek pointed out the Czech support for the Republic of Moldova’s European path, mentioning that it is important that society be united regarding this project. He pointed out as well that European integration does not mean breaking relations with Russia or CIS member-states.
Igor Corman stated that his country was granted real support from Romania and the Czech Republic in its European integration process and expressed Chisinau’s intention to continue the collaboration and to benefit from the others’ experience in this sense.

Leave a Reply