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PM Ciuca visits Chisinau for joint meeting of Romania, Republic of Moldova governments

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca will visit Chisinau on Friday for the joint meeting of the two Governments, Romanian and Moldovan, and he will meet with members of Parliament but also with representatives of the Romanian Orthodox Church in the Republic of Moldova, informs the Executive.

Thus, at 9.30, the prime minister will be received by his Moldovan counterpart, Natalia Gavrilita. At 10.00, he will participate in the wreath-laying ceremony at the Monument of Stephen the Great and Saint, together with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova and shortly after this event he will participate in the flower-laying ceremony at the bust of poet Mihai Eminescu, together with his counterpart, with whom he will then have a one-on-one meeting.

According to a release from the Executive, at 10.55 a joint meeting of the Governments of Romania and the Republic of Moldova will begin, after which the agreed bilateral documents will be signed.

After the joint statements of the two senior officials, at 2.35 pm, Nicolae Ciuca will have a meeting with the President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, and then with the President of Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Igor Grosu.

At the end of the visit to the Republic of Moldova, the prime minister will have a meeting with the representatives of the Romanian Orthodox Church from the neighboring country, and at the end of the visit, in Bucharest, the head of the Romanian Executive will make a press statement.

 

Ciuca Cabinet adopted a series of decisions precursory to the joint meeting of the two governments

 

The Governments of Romania and the Republic of Moldova will hold their first joint meeting in Chisinau on Friday, and Romanian PM Nicolae Ciuca will have talks with Moldovan President Maia Sandu and Moldovan Parliament President Igor Grosu, Romania’s Government Spokesman Dan Carbunaru informed.

“Tomorrow, the Government of Romania and the Government of the Republic of Moldova will hold the first joint meeting in Chisinau. To this end, Prime Minister Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca, accompanied by a series of ministers from the Government, will go to Chisinau, where they will have talks with Mrs. President Maia Sandu, Mrs. Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita and Mr. Igor Grosu, President of Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, with these meetings being part of the benchmarks of the good collaboration between Romania and the Republic of Moldova, benchmarks based on the Strategic Partnership for the Republic of Moldova’s European integration,” Carbunaru told a press conference at the Victoria Governmental Palace in Bucharest.

He pointed out that, at Thursday’s meeting, the Ciuca Cabinet adopted a series of decisions precursory to the joint meeting of the two governments, taking into account that there will be signed a series of bilateral documents in areas such as energy, energy security, communications, research and digitisation, education, infrastructure.

“All these things represent a materialisation of the close collaboration and the common goals of the two Governments,” Dan Carbunaru said.

 

Gov’t spokesman Carbunaru: Bucharest, Chisinau to draw up joint plan of solidarity measures in case of energy crisis

 

The authorities in Bucharest and Chisinau will draw up a joint action plan of solidarity measures in the event of an energy crisis, within six months since the initialing of the joint memorandum on energy security, a bilateral document that will be signed on Friday, at the joint meeting of the Governments of Romania and the Republic of Moldova, spokesman for the Government, Dan Carbunaru, informed.

He presented some examples of normative acts approved for the joint meeting with the Moldovan government on the occasion of a press conference held at the Victoria Palace on Thursday.

“A memorandum was approved today by the Government themed: Approval of the memorandum of understanding between the Romanian Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development of the Republic of Moldova in the field of energy security (…) The Romanian memorandum will be signed by the Minister of Energy. Mr. Virgil Popescu, on the occasion of the joint meeting of the two governments in Chisinau tomorrow. In the following six months since the signing of the memorandum, the authorities of the two countries will draw up a joint action plan of solidarity measures in the event of an energy crisis in order to ensure continuity in the supply of electricity and natural gas in the event of a crisis in this sector As a measure of solidarity, the two parties will apply the measures in the joint action plan and will make efforts to coordinate the supply of natural gas and/or electricity,” Carbunaru specified.

 

Gov’t approves ratification draft of new agreement between Romania and Moldova on mutual recognition of diplomas

 

The Government approved in Thursday’s meeting a draft law for the ratification of the new agreement between the governments of Romania and the Republic of Moldova on the mutual recognition of diplomas, Government Spokesman Dan Carbunaru announced.

“In the field of education, in the same context of tomorrow’s joint government meeting (Friday – ed. note), a draft law was approved to ratify the agreement between the Government of Romania and the Government of the Republic of Moldova on mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and scientific titles, document signed in Bucharest on November 23, 2021. The draft aims to ratify the new agreement between the governments of Romania and the Republic of Moldova on the mutual recognition of diplomas. As against the provisions of the in force agreement, the new document provides the recognition of certain diplomas and pre-university certificates from the Republic of Moldova, which are not covered by the agreement in force and whose recognition has been requested by Romania, more precisely it is about high school diplomas, diplomas of general secondary education, diplomas of colleagues and basic medical schools with a minimum duration of three years of study after general secondary school of 9 years of study graduation,” Dan Carbunaru told a press conference at the Victoria Governmental Palace on Thursday.

In this context, he mentioned that at the moment in Romania there are over 12,000 students from the Republic of Moldova and over 2,000 other pupils studying in Romania.

 

Agreement on building road bridge over Prut River at Ungheni to be signed in Chisinau

 

The Governments of Romania and the Republic of Moldova will sign an agreement in Chisinau on Friday in a joint session on the technical, financial, legal and organizational aspects of the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of the border road bridge across the Prut River, at Ungheni, announced the spokesman for the Executive, Dan Carbunaru.

“Regarding the infrastructure, the memorandum on the approval of the signing of the agreement between the Government of Romania and the Government of the Republic of Moldova on the technical, financial, legal and organizational aspects related to the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of the border road bridge over the Prut River, between the localities of Ungheni in Romania and Ungheni in the Republic of Moldova was approved today during the Government’s meeting. The bridge over the Prut River at Ungheni is one of the priority cooperation projects between Romania and the Republic of Moldova, which are included in the updated roadmap, signed last autumn and in the case of Romania its construction may be part of the works on the Targu Neamt-Iasi-Ungheni Motorway, included in the general transport master plan of Romania, works eligible for financing from European funds for the 2014-2020 programming period, if the structural reform clause is activated,” Dan Carbunaru told a press conference at Victoria Palace on Thursday.

 

Compiled from Agepres

 

 

 

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