Former President Traian Basescu on Thursday and Friday will be paying a private visit to the Republic of Moldova, at the invitation of the Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti, according to an announcement posted on his Facebook page.
“On April 2 and 3 I will be paying a private visit to the Republic of Moldova, at the invitation of President Nicolae Timofti. We will discuss about the security situation in the region, the security of Romania and the Republic of Moldova, Moldova’s efforts in getting closer to the European Union, the bilateral relation etc.,” the former President wrote on his Facebook page.
Traian Basescu specified that during his time in Moldova he intends to visit the wooden church from Maramures (Romania), “Holy Martyrs Brancoveni” [Sfintii Martiri Brancoveni], a gift from Romania, and the Soroca Fortress, he will have a meeting with the press and he will be conferred the “Stefan cel Mare” [Stephen the Great] National Order.
“I must specify that every position that I might adopt during my visit to Moldova has nothing to do with the official position of Romania,” said the former President.
According to Romania’s Ambassador to Chisinau Marius Lazurca quoted by Free Europe radio station, Traian Basescu will be granted Moldovan citizenship by President Nicolae Timofti.