PM Dacian Ciolos will pay his first official visit to Republic of Moldova on Thursday. He is to meet president Nicolae Timofti, his counterpart Pavel Filip and the Parliament Speaker Andrian Candu.
According to the Government, the prime minister will be accompanied by the Regional Development minister Vasile Dincu, Energy minister Victor Grigorescu, Finance minister Anca Dragu, Justice minister Raluca Pruna, European Funds minister Cristian Ghinea and Maria Ligor, minister for Romanian Diaspora. The Romanian minister will have bilateral talks with their Moldovan counterparts.
PM Ciolos will also meet the civil society representatives and the local authorities in the neighboring country, as well as the parliamentary opposition leaders in Chisinau.
The Romanian premier will also go to a kindergarten in Selemet village, Cimislia district, which is included in the rehabilitation and equipment programme with financial and technical assistance granted by the Romanian Government.
“Romania is and will remain an active supporter of the Republic of Moldova’s European perspective. The economical and institutional actions taken in Chisinau in the past months are a natural response to the citizens’ expectations (…) A more active part of the civil society as partner involved in promoting the reform actions and in monitoring their implementation is a guarantee of the democratic development consolidation,” said Dacian Ciolos.
The Government says that the Romanian delegation’s visit to Chisinau takes place after the first tranche worth EUR 60 M of the reimbursable financial aid has been released to R. Moldova on Wednesday. Unlocking of this first tranche has been Okayed in the Gov’t sitting on August 3. The agreement on the reimbursable financial aid between Romania and R. Moldova, mounting to EUR 150 M, has been ratified in May.