Moldovan official talked to French counterpart
09:34 | 10.06.2022 Category: Official
Chisinau, June 10 / MOLDPRES /- On the sidelines of the visit to Paris, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Nicu Popescu spoke with Catherine Colonna, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, a meeting that takes place shortly after that between Presidents Maia Sandu and Emmanuel Macron. On this occasion, Popescu noted that the frequency of these interactions is a sign of friendship between the two countries, the MAEIE press service has reported.
Popescu congratulated the French official on recent appointment and invited to pay a visit to Chisinau.
"I am convinced that bilateral dialogue and Moldovan-French sectoral cooperation will continue to materialize in many projects - some already underway in cooperation with the French Development Agency," he said.
The intention to sign the Convention on avoidance of double taxation and to advance discussions on the conversion of driving licenses was also mentioned in the near future.
They noted the advancement of concrete projects, such as the renovation of the Chisinau-Ungheni railway, and investment projects, especially in the field of renewable energy.
In the context of Russia's war against Ukraine and the profound consequences for our country, the head of diplomacy in Chisinau thanked for the political and humanitarian support provided by France, including the co-organization with Germany and Romania of the donors' conference - Support Platform of Moldova and the granting within it of a financial support amounting to 126 million euros.
"The French presidency of the Council of the European Union will remain a historic one for our country, being the period when I submitted the application and sent the questionnaire on our country's accession to the EU. This approach represents the dream of our generation, an aspiration for belonging to a space of peace, stability and the family of democratic states ", Popescu said.