Romania and the Republic of Moldova can develop, from now on, bilateral projects – economic and cultural – that in the past few months they could not promote, said Minister for Foreign Affairs Cristian D iaconescu, in a broadcast at Radio France International.
„I believe that naturally, we will have to think, in the period immediately ahead, of the negotiation of the legal bilateral framework between the two states, the adoption of those agreements that will make flexible the free traffic between Romania and the Republic of Moldova, the opening of consulates between the two countries, as well as the resuming of the activity of the joint inter¬governmental committees, placing special emphasis, on the projects of economic cooperation, the mutual investments or the cross border cooperation,” Cristian Diaconescu said, late on on Thursday, at RFI.
For that matter, the new prime minister in Chisinau Vlad Filat, said, at the beginning of this week, that the Republic of Moldova has a very ambitious and substantial plan regarding the relations with Romania and which has to be fulfilled in a short period of time, signed will be the opening of the Romanian consulates at Cahul and Balti, and the opening of a Moldovan Consulate in Iasi.
The designated Moldovan prime minister gave assurances that the soonest, signed will be the Convention regarding the small frontier traffic.
Filat also announced that at one of his first meetings, the Government in Chisinau will abrogate also the „shameful decision” imposing visas to the Romanian citizens, after, at the end of last week, interim president Mihail Ghimpu signed a decree regarding the suspension of its action.
The Moldovan prime minister also said that talks are to be held, with the authorities in Bucharest, about the signing of the Basic Treaty, showing confidence that all the procedures will be signed rapidly enough.