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Thousands of public and private sector employees involved in organizing EPC Summit

14:01 | 30.05.2023 Category: Political

Chisinau, May 30. /MOLDPRES/- Thousands of employees from the public and private sector are involved in the organization of the European Political Community (EPC) Summit, due on 1 June in our country. Details of the event's agenda were provided today at a press conference by Deputy Prime Minister Nicu Popescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration.

The official said that the Summit will begin at Castel Mimi at 10:30 a.m., with the arrival of the delegations, and will end in the evening, at 7:00 p.m. The agenda of the event includes several components. The summit will begin with a plenary session in which the leaders of the delegations will have the opportunity to express the position of their states on certain areas of interest. Afterwards, the heads will separate into working groups where they will discuss more details on certain topics, especially regarding peace and security on the European continent, energy and joint projects. The summit will also include several bilateral meetings between the leaders who will attend the event.

The minister stated that 48 official delegations have already confirmed their participation in the event. Part of the delegates will arrive in Chisinau in the evening of Wednesday, May 31, and another part of the participants will come to our country in the morning of Thursday, June 1.

The Deputy Prime Minister stated that the organization of the Summit in our country is a clear proof that the family of European states appreciates and supports the Republic of Moldova and is a unique opportunity to demonstrate to the whole of Europe that we are a united, hospitable and peaceful people.

For media coverage of the event, 656 journalists were accredited out of the total of 775 applications submitted. The final number of accredited journalists was determined by space restrictions.

The official also provided details about the security of the event. "To organize this Summit, we worked with colleagues from our law enforcement agencies, but also with our colleagues from other countries, to ensure security. We are sure that the Republic of Moldova is a very safe space for the organization of this Summit and that the security of all of us is ensured primarily by our institutions, but also with the participation, support and coordination of colleagues from other countries", Popescu said.

The Republic of Moldova is the host of the European Political Community Summit, which will take place on June 1, 2023, bringing together, for the first time, 50 presidents, prime ministers and senior European officials. The summit will take place at the Mimi Castle in Bulboaca village, Anenii Noi district, located approximately 35 km away from Chisinau.

The European Political Community is a pan-European governmental forum established last year, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, serving as a platform that brings together European leaders to discuss and identify solutions for Europe's most pressing problems, such as security, stability and energy resilience.


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