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MAE: Romania considers conditions for adoption of Foreign Affairs Council conclusions on Republic of Moldova, not met

Romania will continue to support the European path of the Republic of Moldova and promote the necessity to implement the reforms undertaken in the relationship with the European Union, the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informs in a press release on Saturday.

According to the cited source, Romania, as a member state of the EU, is fully committed to promoting EU common policies in the relations with the Republic of Moldova, contributing with its own expertise and assistance projects in the process of strengthening the political association and economic integration between the EU and Republic of Moldova, in accordance with the reciprocal commitments assumed by the Association Agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (AA/DCFTA).

“We believe that it is very important for the European Union to promote a balanced, coherent and pragmatic policy in its neighborhood. Romania supports a constant and substantial dialogue between the EU officials and the Moldovan authorities, a context in which the positions, expectations and the EU support for fulfilling Chisinau’s commitments are directly communicated in relation to the reform process as well. In this respect, the meeting of the EU-Republic of Moldova Association Council took place recently in Brussels, where the European Union raised a series of issues and expressed expectations, various solutions to common interest topics having been discussed. While there is agreement among the member states of the European Union on the relations with the Republic of Moldova, certain undertones in approach may appear within the working formats as to the identification of the most efficient ways of action. As a matter of fact, such debates take place at all times at EU level and on all foreign policy topics. Consequently, Romania considered that all the conditions for the adoption of the Foreign Affairs Council conclusions are not met at present. We mention that, in addition to our country, other EU member states have expressed reticence regarding the appropriateness of the Foreign Affairs Council’s conclusions,” the release of the Foreign Affairs Ministry further shows.

Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs bring to mind the importance of widely communicating the benefits of the AA/DCFTA associated reform process to the citizens.

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