Filat told on Wednesday that all the conditions required for good relations are currently in place and stressed that both sides want this to happen. ‘There is full openness on either side, we talk whenever necessary, we solve the problems that emerge’, he said. The Moldovan prime minister pointed out there had been certain delays in the implementation of some agreements due to the elections in Bucharest, ‘but the results of these developments merely provide the required framework for us to keep on implementing the commitments’.
On the main issues on the Moldovan-Romanian agenda, he cited the need to expedite the enforcement of the convention on the small border traffic, the opening of the Romanian consulates in Cahul and Balti and the Moldovan consulate in Iasi, the commissioning of Radauti-Lipcani checkpoint and resolving the problems relating to the commercial and economic cooperation.
‘The important thing is that there is the political will and readiness for cooperation, a thing that cannot be said about the previous period’, the premier underscored. Filat said he wants a sound partnership based on respect and on both sides’ interest. Romania was and it will certainly remain a supporter of the Republic of Moldova’s European route. Romania’s voice is very important in this action, he added. ‘I am absolutely certain that starting next year we shall take very fast action to solve the problems in our citizens’ interest’, Filat said.