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Moldovan foreign affairs minister, his Swedish counterpart discuss Moldova's European agenda

17:05 | 06.10.2021 Category: Official

Chisinau, 6 October /MOLDPRES/ - Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs and European Integration Minister Nicu Popescu today had a meeting with Foreign Affairs Minister of Sweden, OSCE chairwoman-in-office Ann Linde. The officials discussed Moldova’s European agenda, the bilateral cooperation and the developments in the Transnistrian conflict settlement process, the Foreign Affairs and European Integration Ministry’s (MAEIE) press service has reported.   

The Moldovan diplomacy head said that Sweden was one of the Eastern Partnership’s initiators and a reliable partner of Moldova. In the context, Popescu hailed the boosting of the cooperation in such sectors as environment, digital transformation and promotion of the gender equality.

As for the priorities of the economic diplomacy, the deputy PM noted that ‘’we are happy to have in Moldova success stories of Moldovan-Swedish companies and I invited, on this occasion, other companies to benefit from the economic and fiscal privileges provided including at industrial parks and free economic zones from Moldova.’’

Minister Nicu Popescu offered thanks to Sweden for the essential contribution to strengthening the capacity of Moldova’s national health system on the pandemic period.

The official also expressed gratitude for the technical and financial assistance provided by the Swedish state to Moldova, which includes important projects, such as the setting up of the Tekwill Centre of Excellence in the Information Technologies and Information sector from Chisinau, StartUp City centre of excellence in IT from Cahul, e-Parliament system, developing the capacities of the 112 emergency system, etc.   

„Taking into account the exercising by Sweden of the OSCE Chairmanship, we tackled the present situation as to the process of settlement of the conflict from the Transnistrian region based on the principles of Moldova’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within the internationally recognized borders, with the observance of the human rights and freedoms in the Transnistrian region,’’ Minister Nicu Popescu said.

In the context, Popescu reiterated the Moldovan authorities’ position on the need of finishing the unconditional withdrawal of the Russian forcers from Moldova.

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