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Ambassador Nicolae Chirtoacă presented his credentials to the Governor General of Canada

During the period of the 21-23 of October, the Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to the USA Nicolae Chirtoacă has made a visit to Canada to present his credentials as Ambassador concurrently accredited to this country. After the official ceremony, which took place on 22 October at the Rideau Hall Palace, during a meeting with Mrs Michael Jean, Governor General of Canada, the Moldovan Ambassador has discussed relevant issues to the relations between Moldova and Canada and the prospects of the deepening of the bilateral co-operation on the multiple planes. During the meeting Mrs Michael Jean has mentioned that “the attachment to the francophony common values and the political co-operation within the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe give me the nice opportunity to appreciate the Republic of Moldova as an important and credible partner”.

The necessity to enhance the value of the bilateral collaboration potential and the intensification of the political dialogue between Moldova and Canada, especially through high level bilateral visits, has been an important subject of the discussion. In this context, the Ambassador Chirtoacă has extended an invitation to the Canadian Governor to pay an official visit to the Republic of Moldova in the near future.

Within his visit to Ottawa, the Ambassador Chirtoacă has had several meetings with Canadian officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada, as well as with representatives of the Governor General’s office, and with General Director for Europe of the Canadian Agency for International Development.

The discussions with political directors of the Canadian MFA have allowed to the interlocutors to familiarise with the specific of the current stage of the transnistrean conflict settlement, the recent evolutions into the Republic of Moldova from the perspective of the European integration efforts, the expansion of the regional and international co-operation. On this occasion the high Canadian dignitaries has reiterated the firm support of Canada for the realisation of the European vector of the Moldova’s foreign policy.

At the same time, the Canadian diplomats have emphasised the availability of their country to strengthen the bilateral and multilateral efforts to accelerate the territorial reintegration process of the Republic of Moldova. In his turn, the Moldovan diplomat has expressed his gratitude for the Canadian strong support, demonstrated though the active role of this country within the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the United Nations.