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February 25, 2021
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MAE grants EUR 500,000 to Moldova for agriculture census project

Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Food and Agriculture of the United Nations (FAO) signed an agreement on agriculture census in the Republic of Moldova to be carried out over 2011-2012 on Friday, Agerpres informs. Romania will allocate for this purpose EUR 500,000, with the money to come from the development assistance budget for 2010-2011 and MAE to cover the technical assistance activity provided by FAO. The project for agriculture census will be co-financed by Romania and Sweden and implemented by FAO and the National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova. The agreement was signed by Adina Lovin, charge d’affaires at the Romanian Embassy in Rome, on behalf of MAE, and by José María Sumpsi Vinas, FAO Assistant Director General for Technical Cooperation Department. Attending the signing ceremony was also the Moldovan Ambassador to Rome, Gheorghe Rusnac, as a representative of the beneficiary.


Moreover, Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi told a public debate on Friday that the Republic of Moldova “is entering a lucky star sign”, as geopolitical resettlement moves occurred globally and the topic related to the state across the Prut River is in and grabs the agenda of talks in European chancelleries. Baconschi also said that the Republic of Moldova ‘was no longer a geopolitical testing ground, the lab mouse of some post Cold War confrontations.’


He argued that the Russian-American relations had reset, especially through the signing of the START treaty, and that although neither the Duma, nor American Congress have ratified the document, the relations between Europe and Russia entered a much more active stage of bilateral commitment and openness and the relationship between NATO and Russia was also relaunched at the Lisbon Summit.

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