President Klaus Iohannis keeps his promise made in the electoral campaign that his first official abroad will be paid to the Republic of Moldova. Thus, on January 22 and 23, Romania’s head of state will be in Chisinau for official talks with his Moldovan counterpart Nicolae Timofti and with the future premier, if until then the new Executive will be set up, Ion Paduraru, Secretary General with the Presidency of the Republic of Moldova has stated for jurnaltv.md, informs Mediafax. “The relationship between Romania and the Republic of Moldova is unique and special,” Iohannis said recently in an interview with a French newspaper.
This will be the second Iohannis-Timofti meeting in less than two months, as on November 28th, days after he won the presidential runoff, Romania’s President for a private visit.
According to the same source, on Romania’s President agenda in Chisinau there will be also meetings with leaders of the political parties and a speech held at one prestigious university.
PM Ponta: We must continue in 2015 what we have done in 2014 and even more for Moldova
Romania’s continuous support in 2015 for the European path of the Republic of Moldova through the continuation of the bilateral projects conducted in areas such as education, infrastructure or IT, was one of the topics approached during the first institutional meeting between Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis and Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Monday.
‘Regarding our international and regional obligations, once more I want to send a message of full support for the Republic of Moldova, for the pro-European Government. It was one of the topics I also discussed yesterday with President Iohannis. Namely, that together, the President, and us, the Government, all the political and administrative structures of Romania, we must continue in 2015 what we have done in 2014 and even more for Moldova, so the pro-European path, the actions of the Leanca Government should go in the same directions. To us, it is the most important objective,’ the Prime Minister said in the Government meeting of Tuesday.
In context, Ponta asked the relevant ministers to continue the bilateral projects initiated in areas such as education or infrastructure with the Government of Chisinau.
The first institutional consultation with President Klaus Iohannis was ‘an extremely useful, serious and efficient’ one, Prime Minister Victor Ponta said on Monday on a social media network at the end of the meeting at Cotroceni with the head of state.