Moldovan diplomacy head participates in meeting of G7 states' foreign affairs ministers
16:03 | 13.05.2022 Category: Official
Chisinau, 13 May /MOLDPRES/ - Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs and European Integration Minister Nicu Popescu, at an invitation by German Foreign Affairs Minister Annalena Baerbock, has participated in a meeting of the foreign affairs ministers of the G7 states, along with the ministers of foreign affairs from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, United States, high representative of the European Union and Ukraine’s foreign affairs minister, the Foreign Affairs and European Integration Ministry’s (MAIE) press service has reported.
At the meeting, the officials reiterated the deep condemnation of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and the infringement of the international law norms.
„We expressed solidarity with the Ukrainian nation and the victims of this war and reaffirmed the firm support and commitment for the sovereignty, independence, territorial unity and integrity of Ukraine, within its internationally recognized borders, with any change of status entailing non-recognition on behalf of other states,’’ Deputy PM Nicu Popescu said.
In his speech, the Moldovan diplomacy head expressed concern about the serious events which take place in Ukraine. He noted that the support of foreign partners, including of the G7 states, represented the only way of strengthening the internal capacities of Moldova for managing the crisis situation triggered by the instability of prices for energy resources, the economic impact following the affecting of the supply chains, increase in prices and the inflation caused by external factors, as well as the management of the humanitarian crisis by the authorities.
Also, Deputy PM Nicu Popescu informed the foreign affairs ministers that, despite the aforementioned challenges, the governance was oriented to the country’s Europeanization, improving the citizens’ living and bringing Moldova closer to the European standards.
„The European project for Moldova means a process of transformation and modernization of institutions, strengthening of the democracy, rule of law state and observance of the human rights. The European Union has been and will remain the most important project of peace on the European continent and the future of our democracy, the future of our country is anchored in our irreversible European integration,’’ the Moldovan official said.
At the same time, the participants in the discussion tackled aspects on the regional security and ways of strengthening Moldova’s social and economic resilience.