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Mihai Ghimpu invites Traian Basescu to pay visit to Chisinau

Mihai Ghimpu invites Traian Basescu to pay visit to Chisinau

Interim President of the Republic of Moldova Mihai Ghimpu has extended an invitation to the Romanian President Traian Basescu to pay an working visit to Chisinau, during which the two to discuss on the creation of a common regional policy, with several states in the area to get involved.
'I have signed an invitation, so that Traian Basescu to come to Chisinau, when he has a chance to do so. The rest of the details will be discussed via the diplomatic channels', Mihai Ghimpu said, quoted by Agerpres correspondent..

He also added he intended to discuss, first of all, with the Romanian head of state about Romania continuing to support the Republic of Moldova in its attempt to accede to the European Union. Moreover, the acting President of the Republic of Moldova mentioned the necessity Romania to increase investments in his country. 'Romanian businessmen need to enter the Moldovan market. It is very important. This would lead to a support from Romania on two fronts, political and economical, on our road to integration. The Romanian capital means European standards, the Republic of Moldova is so much striving for', Ghimpu said.

He also added he was very interested in the coordination of the regional policy: 'We could also discuss what I had discussed with the leader in Kiev Viktor Yushcenko and also with the President of Belarus Alexandr Lukashenko, about a regional policy. We also have Poland, which was very supportive to Moldova. Why not work together - Romania, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus and Poland?' Why shouldn't we be those states to have a common regional policy, promoting our own interests, making our own rules in the area? I believe we need to talk about all these things. If Moldova loses, the next to follow will be Ukraine and Belarus, with the situation to complicate even more in our part of the world', Mihai Ghimpu stated. The last visit of President Basescu to Chisinau took place in August 2008, in the context of the Russia-Georgia conflict.
Moldova PM: There is full openness on either side in relations between Moldova and Romania
Republic of Moldova's Prime Minister Vlad Filat has voiced optimism about the development of the relations between Moldova and Romania and the fact that the two sides will succeed to implement all the proposed projects. Filat told Agerpres that all the conditions required for good relations are currently in place and stressed that both sides want this to happen.'There is full openness on either side, we talk whenever necessary, we solve the problems that emerge', he said.

The Moldovan prime minister pointed out there had been certain delays in the implementation of some agreements due to the elections in Bucharest, 'but the results of these developments merely provide the required framework for us to keep on implementing the commitments'.

On the main issues on the Moldovan-Romanian agenda, he cited the need to expedite the enforcement of the convention on the small border traffic, the opening of the Romanian consulates in Cahul and Balti and the Moldovan consulate in Iasi, the commissioning of Radauti-Lipcani checkpoint and resolving the problems relating to the commercial and economic cooperation.'The important thing is that there is the political will and readiness for cooperation, a thing that cannot be said about the previous period', the premier underscored.

Filat said he wants a sound partnership based on respect and on both sides' interest. Romania was and it will certainly remain a supporter of the Republic of Moldova's European route. Romania's voice is very important in this action, he added.'I am absolutely certain that starting next year we shall take very fast action to solve the problems in our citizens' interest', Filat said.

source: actmedia



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