Foreign Minister had telephone conversation with Austrian counterpart
18:13 | 04.03.2022 Category: Official
Chisinau, March 4 / MOLDPRES /- Deputy Prime Minister Nicu Popescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration held a telephone conversation with Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg. They addressed the new security context in the region, as well as how the Republic of Moldova manages the flow of refugees. generated by the war in Ukraine, the MAEIE press service has reported.
"We reiterate our strong support for Ukraine's independence and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders," he said.
The two officials discussed assistance for the Republic of Moldova and in this context Deputy Prime Minister Nicu Popescu welcomed Austria's determination to help our country. On March 5, the humanitarian convoy will be sent to Chisinau through the European Civil Protection Mechanism and includes inflatable tents, hygiene kits, sleeping bags, pillows and camp beds.
"We referred to both humanitarian and financial assistance, but also macro-financial assistance to increase our resilience as a country and strengthen the efforts of the authorities to strengthen the economic security of our citizens," added Popescu.
Another topic of discussion was the future trade and energy cooperation projects that will contribute to the irreversible anchoring of the Republic of Moldova in the European space.