Deputy Prime Minister Nicu Popescu: "Our strategic objective is to develop new areas of cooperation with the European Union"

Published on: Tue, 14/09/2021 - 13:01

September 14, 2021, Chișinău - Deputy Prime Minister Nicu Popescu received at the Foreign Ministry the delegation of European officials led by Katarína Mathernová, Deputy Director General of the Directorate for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission, and Michael Siebert, Director for Russia, Eastern Partnership, Asia Central, regional cooperation and OSCE, European External Action Service.

"I was pleased to announce today the relaunch of the political dialogue with the European Union during the meeting with European officials. Our strategic objective is to develop new areas of cooperation with the European Union, among them the environment and climate change, strengthening security and resilience, cyber security. We will pay special attention to the protection of the Dniester River, which is a crucial source of drinking water for the citizens of our country " said the head of the Moldovan diplomacy Nicu Popescu.

The Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister welcomed the European Union's decision this week to disburse more than 36 million euros to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, namely economic recovery and police reform.

The official mentioned that the Chișinău authorities intend by the end of the year to organize a new meeting of the Association Council of the Republic of Moldova - European Union and to participate in the Eastern Partnership Summit (the last EAP Summit took place in 2017).

The video from the press releases can be downloaded here: https://bit.ly/2VDmLAE .

The transcript of the press statements can be found in the "Speeches and Messages" section.

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