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Political consultations between foreign ministries of the Republic of Moldova and the State of Israel

Political consultations between foreign ministries of the Republic of Moldova and the State of Israel

A round of consultations between the foreign ministries of the Republic of Moldova and the State of Israel took place today, 9 August 2017, in Chişinău. The Moldovan delegation was headed by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Lilian Darii, and the Israeli delegation by Deputy Director-General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alexander Ben-Zvi.

Deputy Minister Darii mentioned the importance of cooperation between the Republic of Moldova and the State of Israel during the 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two states on 22 June 1992. He appreciated the the Moldovan-Israeli cooperation both on bilateral and multilateral levels.

The agenda of the talks included a number of topics of mutual interest, such as the extension of the bilateral legal framework, the employment of Moldovan citizens in Israel, the commemoration of the victims of Holocaust and the consular assistance to the citizens of the two countries.

The officials stressed the need to organize during the current year the 5th meeting of the Moldovan-Israeli Inter-governmental Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation. In this context, they expressed the interest in enhancing the Moldovan-Israeli bilateral political dialogue, intensifying cooperation in the field of attracting investments, as well as strengthening contacts between business communities of two countries.