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Russia to provide Moldova with consignment of medical assistance

14:29 | 24.03.2020 Category: Official

Chisinau, 24 March /MOLDPRES/ - President Igor Dodon today had a working meeting with Ambassador of Russia to Moldova Oleg Vasnetsov.   

According to the presidential press service, the officials discussed a wide range of issues on the development of the strategic partnership between the two states in the most important sectors. The sides were unanimous in the opinion that the coronavirus pandemic cannot be an obstacle to the Moldova-Russia dialogue and expressed confidence that this global crisis would unite even more the two brotherly nations.  

In the context, Igor Dodon thanked the leadership of Russia for the consignment of medical assistance in form of tests, medicines and equipment, which is prepared to be delivered to Chisinau. The head of state noted that the Health, Labour and Social Protection Ministry of Moldova was actively cooperating with the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing or Rospotrebnadzor, in order to successfully fulfill this mission.  

Also, the Moldovan president thanked Russia for fulfilling the promise to provide Moldova, in the nearest time, with a loan worth 200 million euros for roads’ repair. Igor Dodon said that the Russian side had already approved the concerned amendments to the 2020 budget and the Moldovan authorities were to make the same changes to the country’s budget in the near time.    

In the end of the meeting, the sides tackled the issue of evacuation of Russian citizens, who live in Moldova, and who showed willingness to return home. The head of state expressed the willingness of Moldova’s leadership to provide needed support for the organization of special flights. At the same time, Igor Dodon asked the Russian side to ensure the carriage of Moldova’s citizens to Chisinau by the same flights.  

 

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