President Maia Sandu met with Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Friday, June 18, during her official visits to Rome. According to the Presidency, their discussion focused on the Moldovan diaspora in Italy and how it can contribute to the cooperation between the two countries.
Officials spoke about the political situation in Moldova, but also about the Covid-19 pandemic.
“In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, we count on the Italian authorities’ openness to simplify the travel conditions of our citizens in Italy, including on the basis of a certificate recognized by the EU. We addressed the issues on the regional and European agenda, noting that we are counting on Italy’s support in Brussels. In particular, we need support in achieving the objectives set out in the Association Agreement with the European Union and in strengthening the Eastern Partnership,” said Maia Sandu.
A topic of discussion between the two heads of state focused on Moldovan communities in Italy and how the Moldovan diaspora can contribute to good cooperation between Moldova and Italy.
“I spoke with President Matarella about economic and trade relations between our countries, developed during the 29 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, as well as about the possibility expand them and the areas of investor interest,” said President Maia Sandu.
The head of state, Maia Sandu, pays an official visit to Rome on June 18-20, at the invitation of the Italian President Sergio Mattarella.