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February 27, 2021

ForMin Comanescu: Stability, indispensable premise for Moldova’s continuing reforms

 Preserving stability in Moldova is very important as an indispensable premise for the continuation of reforms and fixing structural deficiencies in the operation of the state, Romania’s Foreign Minister Lazar Comanescu told Moldovan politicians on Friday as part of a visit to Chisinau together with Secretary of State for European Affairs with France’s Foreign Ministry Harlem Desir.

The Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE) says in a press statement that Comanescu and Desir on Friday were welcomed by Chairman of Moldova’s Parliament Andrian Candu, had talks with Moldova’s Minister of Foreign Affair and European Integration Andrei Galbur, and met leaders of the political opposition and the civil society.

“In his conversation with the chairman of Moldova’s Parliament, Comanescu highlighted the role of parliament in supporting the European design and promoting in an inclusive manner domestic political dialogue. The roadmap for the implementation of Moldova’s reforms and the association agenda with the European Union increase the current consistent efforts of parliament. Lazar Comanescu pointed to the progress in the synchronisation between the Legislative and Government, parliament’s following the application of European commitments and the adoption of important pieces of legislation for the fields of justice, economy, as well as banks and finance,” says MAE.

Talks with minister Galbur focused on the current agenda of the Moldova – EU dialogue.

“The Romanian foreign minister and the French Secretary of State for European Affairs also met leaders of Moldova’s main opposition political forces. In all these instances, the Romanian minister underscored the importance of stability being preserved in Moldova as an indispensable premise for the continuation of domestic reforms, fixing structural deficiencies in the operation of the state and also for improving the citizens’ life quality. The inherent political debates for the October 30, 2016 presidential election should stay within the existing democratic frameworks and not negatively affect the processes about to be restarted for reforms and the consolidation of stability in Moldova,” says MAE.

Comanescu also encouraged Moldova’s NGOs to continue with their impartiality and rigorous approach of public debate themes.

“At the end of his presence in Chisinau, Minister Lazar Comanescu met Moldova’s Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration Gheorghe Balan to discuss the political resolution of the Transnistria issue. The Romanian official pointed to Moldova’s active and constructive approach as part of the ‘5+2’ negotiating format, voicing his expectation over the consolidation of the positive dynamics in this file,” says MAE.




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