Croatia joins DONORS of the Republic of Moldova. Zabreb authorities will participate in the second edition of the Conference “Support Platform for the Republic of Moldova”
Representatives of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed their participation in the next edition of the Donors’ Conference “Support Platform for the Republic of Moldova”, which will take place on July 15 in Bucharest. Assurance in this regard was given in Zagreb, during the new round of Moldovan-Croatian inter-ministerial political consultations, led by Secretary of State Veaceslav Dobinda and Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia Frano Matušić.
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During the talks, officials referred to the intensification of the Moldovan-Croatian political and diplomatic dialogue by organizing high-level visits, boosting inter-parliamentary cooperation in order to take over the Croatian experience in the European integration process.
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The agenda of the consultations included topics of major interest for the Moldovan-Croatian relationship, including boosting the work of the Joint Commission for European Integration through the resumption of bilateral consultations, intensifying trade and economic exchanges, development assistance, strengthening the bilateral legal framework and cooperation within regional organizations. . and international. At the same time, the Croatian side reiterated its support for the integrity and sovereignty of our republic.
Secretary of State Veaceslav Dobândă thanked the Croatian side for its support in recognizing the European perspective of our state, as well as for the vote at the European Council meeting on June 23, 2022 in favor of granting Moldova the status of candidate country for EU membership. European. In the same context, the Moldovan official spoke about the firm commitment of the authorities to continue the reform agenda aimed at the modernization and European development of the countries.
Delegations also paid attention to regional security with an emphasis on the impact on neighboring countries of the Russian Federation’s unprovoked war against Ukraine. Secretary of State Veaceslav Dobindă presented an assessment of the consequences of the crisis in the region on the Republic of Moldova in socio-economic, humanitarian and in terms of increasing the state’s energy resilience.
A working meeting with Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić-Radman and Zdenko Lucić, Secretary of State for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, was also held at the Croatian Foreign Ministry. The interlocutors exchanged ideas on how to diversify trade and economic cooperation by organizing a Business Forum during high-level political visits.
Earlier, European and international donors agreed to provide 695 million euros in aid to the Republic of Moldova. The decision was announced on April 5 in Berlin, during the International Support Conference for the Republic of Moldova (Moldova Support Conference). Thus, about 50 countries of the world are forming a common front to help Moldova overcome the crises it faces and which have worsened with the outbreak of war in Russia in Ukraine.