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Poland – a Faithful Supporter of the Republic of Moldova in Relations with the EU

Poland – a Faithful Supporter of the Republic of Moldova in Relations with the EU

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Jerzy Pomianowski, paid a working visit to the Republic of Moldova on July 20-21. During this visit, the Polish diplomat whose country is currently holding the Presidency of the European Union, had meetings with the minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Iurie Leanca, and the deputy ministers, Natalia Gherman and Andrei Popov.

The officials mainly addressed the issues related to Moldova’s European prospects and the priorities of the Polish Presidency, reviewing the current state of the negotiations of the RM-EU Association Agreement, liberalization of the visa regime with the EU, as well as negotiations on the creation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Zone. The Minister Iurie Leanca thanked Poland for the support provided in the context of Moldova’s European prospects, specifying that this state is a faithful supporter of the Republic of Moldova in its relations with the European institutions and the EU member countries.

This was confirmed by the Polish Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jerzy Pomianowski, who emphasized that the Republic of Moldova should become a key element when it comes to the EU’s safe and stable neighbourhood. The official from Warsaw mentioned here our country’s achievements in the implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy. Yet, he pointed out that in order to become a true success story Moldova needs to continue implementing the planned reforms in the same pace. In this context, the sides reviewed the preparations for the Eastern Partnership Summit in Warsaw in September 2011.

The Moldovan diplomats also informed the Polish delegation about the latest evolutions in the country, including the Transnistrian issue, as well as about regional developments.

The Polish deputy minister Jerzy Pomianowski was assigned to the position several weeks ago and chose the Republic of Moldova to be one of the first states to pay an official visit to. The secretary-general of the Community of Democracies, Bronislaw Misztal, was the member of the delegation as well.