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February 7, 2023

President-elect Klaus Iohannis met Chisinau mayor, exchanged views on Romanian-Moldovan relations

Romania’s President-elect Klaus Iohannis will be visiting Chisinau on Friday to meet Moldova’s President Nicolae Timofti and national leader of Moldova’s Liberal Democratic Party Vlad Filat.

‘Mr President Klaus Iohannis will have official talks with national leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova Mr Vlad Filat and an informal meeting with Mr Nicolae Timofti, Moldova’s President. At the same time, Mr President Iohannis will meet media representatives of Moldova,’ reads a press release issued on Wednesday by the National Liberal Party (PNL).

According to the release, accompanying Iohannis on his visit will be PNL co-chair Vasile Blaga and PNL First Deputy Chair Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu.

Prior to his visit to the Republic of Moldova, Iohannis met Chisinau mayor Dorin Chirtoaca yesterday .The two officials approached several issues relating the situation in the neighbouring Republic of Moldova in the last five years of pro-European government, the prospects facing the country in the coming years, the relation between Moldova and Romania, the Moldovan parliamentary elections due on Nov. 30 as well as the visit Iohannis is to pay to Chisinau.

‘I wish you to succeed in building Romania of the properly-done thing, I wish you that things go exquisitely for you at Cotroceni  too, as they went and are going in Sibiu . I also sincerely wish that the properly-done thing should pass the Prut river, reach the Republic of Moldova too, so that things might go exquisitely in Chisinau as well’, Chirtoaca said. He argued that with the presidential elections, Romania proved ‘it can be more rational, it can elect with the mind and soul together and that it can be less misled’.

‘It is about a change of mentality, a vote of protest against the corrupted political class and also a major responsibility as regards strengthening the rule of law, ensuring the independence of the judiciary, a free economy, the modernisation of Romania in achieving its European being… We may say we have the same situation and the same expectations in the Republic of Moldova, obviously with the proper delay’, Chirtoaca underscored.

‘We have to build this relation well, solidly, on the long term and we will certainly succeed in doing it. Romania is and will be by the side of the Republic of Moldova on its European route. Romania wishes that the Republic of Moldova’s citizens be able to better tell the difference between the European Union and the customs union and be able to as soon as possible enjoy the benefits that Europe brings the ordinary man’, Iohannis said.

According to Agerpres, Chirtoaca thanked for the constant support rendered by Romania to Moldova and reiterated the commitment of the Liberal Party and Chisinau City Hall to take the goal of Moldova’s EU integration and NATO accession to the very end.



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