“We continue the dialogue with the Russian Federation on all available channels, including the line of the Foreign Ministry. Last week, I confirmed the working visit in November to Moscow, at the invitation of my counterpart Sergei Lavrov, as well as the assurance of the co-presidency of the Moldovan-Russian Intergovernmental Commission “, states Nicu Popescu.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the Republic of Moldova is interested in an efficient and predictable cooperation in the energy sector and measures the solution of the country’s natural gas supply problem as soon as possible. It is also the message that the Prime Minister is sending to the Council of Heads of State of the CIS, held on 15 October.
“In recent days, in parallel with the actions of government colleagues, MFAEI continues discussions with high-ranking officials of the governor of Romania, Ukraine, Germany, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Poland, Turkey and Azerbaijan, but also with other partners in the region to identify solutions for energy issues “, said Nicu Popescu.
The Deputy Prime Minister says that, as a state associated with the European Union, the Republic of Moldova benefits from not only political but also practical support from the EU and the Member States. “Last week, in Brussels, I addressed the energy issue with Mr. Oliver Varhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement. The same subject was subsidiary analyzed at a consecutive meeting with the General Directorates for Energy, and Neighborhood and Enlargement held in videoconference format on October 14 “, said the head of diplomacy in Chitinau.
The Deputy Prime Minister also said that the recent completion of the last works at the Iasi-Chisinau gas pipeline and interconnections in the field of electricity (important strategic projects that will allow Romania and the Republic of Moldova to advance on the line of strengthening cooperation in energy security) were also the topic of dialogue with the minister. Romanian Foreign Minister, Bogdan Aurescu, last week.
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