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Moldovan, Georgian officials broach cooperation

09:48 | 25.11.2022 Category: Official

Chisinau, Nov. 25 /MOLDPRES/- Deputy Prime Minister Nicu Popescu hosted in Chisinau a working visit of his Georgian counterpart Ilia Darchiashvili,the MiAEIE press service has reported.

The officials had the opportunity to meet previously in different formats - both in New York within the high-level segment of the UN, in Prague, in the framework of interactions on the EU line, and in Luxembourg, where the authorities of both states received the questionnaires for the assessment of the degree of readiness for EU accession.

"We are united in our assessment of the events in the region and we obviously discussed the fact that together we condemn the unjustified, unprovoked and brutal war launched by Russia against Ukraine.

I informed my colleague that due to the barbaric bombings of the Russian Federation directed at the energy infrastructure in Ukraine, on November 23, Moldova remained without electricity for several hours. It is clear that Russia's war against Ukraine affects every citizen of the Republic of Moldova, regardless of their political or geopolitical preferences," said Popescu.

He added that a meeting of the UN Security Council took place in New York, where our ambassador informed the international community about the consequences of this war on the Republic of Moldova.

Returning to the bilateral agenda with Georgia, it was found that in 30 years of diplomatic relations we have a potential to fulfill, and the recent visit of President Salome Zourabichvili to Chisinau also represented the occasion of the inauguration of a new direct air route Chisinau-Tbilisi.

The officials set out to intensify economic ties, relations between businessmen, tourist ties and, of course, political-diplomatic ones.

"We are planning to organize a forum of businessmen next spring, as well as the creation of a working group that will assess the feasibility and discuss with partners from the private sector whether there would be enough interest for the direct sea route between Giurgiulesti ports and Poti port in Georgia, which could allow the intensification of our direct commercial relations but also the connection of the South Caucasus region with the rest of the European space, through the Republic of Moldova.

We also discussed in detail our European future, as well as the ways to implement the recommendations of the European Commission.

We will maintain the pace of diplomatic interactions with Georgia in order to obtain concrete benefits for the benefit of the citizens of both states", he said.

Photo: MAEIE




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