Moldovan foreign affairs minister says competent ministry has two major goals: accession to EU, maintaining peace, stability
18:33 | 14.03.2023 Category: Official
Chisinau, 14 March /MOLDPRES/ - Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs and European Integration Minister Nicu Popescu has given a public lecture to students of the Faculty of International Relations, Political and Administrative Sciences (FRISPA) of the Moldovan State University (USM). The minister discussed the priorities of Moldova’s foreign policy, the Foreign Affairs and European Integration Ministry’s (MAEIE) press service has reported.
During the discussion, Deputy PM Nicu Popescu said that the Foreign Affairs and European Integration Ministry had two major goals: the accession to the European Union and the maintaining of peace and stability with the help of the foreign partners.
„One year has passed since we submitted the application on accession to EU. Meanwhile, we have registered significant progress in the implementation of the European Commission’s recommendations and we are set to fulfill all tasks, so that we can ask for the starting of the negotiations on accession till the end of this year,’’ Nicu Popescu said.
The official also discussed with FRISPA students the organization of the summit of the European Political Community.
„This is an additional proof of the diplomatic support which we enjoy and of the fact that we are a reliable partner, contributing to a safer Europe,’’ Nicu Popescu noted.
The official also said that Moldova was not alone on this difficult period for the region, when Russia leads a brutal war against Ukraine.
„Along with our strong partners – Romania, EU, USA, United Kingdom, the NATO member states and others – we can firmly cope with the attempts of destabilization on behalf of Russia and we make sure that we are in a strong position for pressing ahead with the reforms, country’s modernization and accession to EU. We work together, as part of a big and strong European family, in order to live in a peaceful, stable and prosperous Europe,’’ Deputy PM Nicu Popescu said.
In the end, the Moldovan official thanked the young diplomats for the active participation and for the interesting questions put. At the same time, Deputy PM Nicu Popescu encouraged the students to join the authorities’ efforts, in order to bring Moldova to EU.
„This is an important moment for the future of Moldova and of Europe, on the whole, and we must join efforts in this mission,’’ the Moldovan diplomacy head added.