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The new Ambassador of Italy presented copies of his credentials

On November 3rd, current year, Mr. Stefano De Leo handed over to Mr. Andrei Stratan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, the copies of the accreditation letters, entitled as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Italy in our country.

During the meeting on this occasion, has been made an exchange of opinions upon the actual level of the bilateral Moldovan-Italian relations, the interlocutors highly appreciating the political dialog between Italy and the Republic of Moldova.

The Minister has expressed gratitude for the given support towards the European integration aspirations of our country and has expressed the hope that, in name of the good relations between the two countries, the Italian part will uphold the position of the Republic of Moldova regarding a specific treatment in the process of European integration, as well as the desideratum to sign an association Agreement with EU. As referring to the consequences of the transnistrean conflict, the interlocutors have shared the same positions regarding the definitive solution of the conflict exclusively through peaceful manners, based on respecting the state’s territorial integrity principle and of negotiations in the “5+2” format.

Taking into consideration the more and more active presence of the Italian businessmen in Moldova, have been discussed issues concerning amplification of the bilateral economic relations. In this context, the head of the Moldovan diplomacy greeted the opening in the fore coming days of the Embassy of the Republic of Italy in the Republic of Moldova, which will contribute to the diversification of the Moldovan-Italian cooperation, including commercial exchange.

Therewith, taking into consideration the high number of the citizens of the Republic of Moldova working in Italy and the concern of the Moldovan authorities to protect the interests of this community, has been mentioned the importance attached to the opening of the Consular Section within the Italian Embassy located in Chisinau, which will facilitate the access of the Moldovan citizens to the Italian consular diplomatic services.