A delegation of the Romanian Senate participated Tuesday through Thursday in the fifth meeting of the Joint Committee on European Integration of Romania’s Parliament and the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova to discuss relations between the two legislatures, the latest developments in the implementation of the Moldova’s Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with the EU, as well as energy security.
According to a press statement, the delegation was made up of Senators Florin Constantinescu, co-chair of the Joint Committee on European Integration of Romania’s Parliament and the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Marius Sorin-Ovidiu Bota and Florinel Butnaru, committee members, as well as MP Gheorghe Tinel.
The representatives of the two parliaments underscored the timeliness of strengthening inter-parliamentary cooperation, by organising in Chisinau and Bucharest joint meetings of standing committees, as well as by continuing the experience exchanges between officers and experts with the specialist parliamentary committees.
The members of the joint committee of the Moldovan Parliament were interested in knowing details of Romania’s experience in the pre-accession period, the possibilities of solving actual problems of Moldova nationals holding Romanian passports, and the need to speed up the actions for expanding the common check points along the border between Romania and Moldova.
During the meeting, the parliamentarians agreed to sign a declaration on the main short-time objectives of the committee in the areas of economy, energy, education and mass-media.