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Moldovan PM has meeting with European Parliament President

17:01 | 11.11.2022 Category: Official

Chisinau, 11 November /MOLDPRES/ - Moldova will be further backed by the European Parliament in the management of the process of accession to the European Union and strengthening the resilience to the present challenges. The priorities of the Moldova-EU dialogue and the fields in which the cooperation needs to be boosted today were discussed at a meeting between Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita and European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, on a visit to Chisinau, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.      

The PM appreciated the constant support of the European Parliament in the implementation of the integration agenda assumed by Moldova. She emphasized mainly the resolutions through which the giving of the status of candidate for accession to EU was requested. In the context, the prime minister reiterated that the authorities were resolute to implement those nine conditions, in order to start the negotiations on accession. Gavrilita said that an action plan containing the measures needed to this end had been worked out nationally.    

„We want you to be with us in the carrying out of the next essential steps for our future in the EU family. We feel and appreciate the European solidarity, especially now, when we face multiple crises and work for our citizens to live in conditions of safety and well-being,’’ Natalia Gavrilita said.  

„My visit comes on the period of great challenges for Moldova. I saw how much you work to fulfill the goals set, how efficient your actions are and all steps you make in the process of accession to EU. Therefore, we will together identify the priorities for the immediately next agenda, in order to be able to provide our support and obviously, we will switch to medium- and long-term actions,’’ Roberta Metsola said.    

The officials exchanged opinions on the security situation in the region, the negative consequences on Moldova’s social and economic stability and the chain crises, triggered by the war in Ukraine. In particular, the sides referred to the energy crisis and identifying alternative sources of supply with gas, including through Moldova’s participation in the EU Energy Platform.  

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