Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean Yves Le Drian Meets Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicu Popescu, in Chișinău

Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean Yves Le Drian Meets Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicu Popescu, in Chișinău
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02 September 2021 | 14:17

France and Moldova have never been as close as they are today,” Moldovan Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu said after the meeting with French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean Yves Le Drian, in Chișinău.

“France and Moldova have never been so close as they are now. We are discussing several projects with the French Development Agency, related to reforestation, irrigation, water supply, and sewerage, energy efficiency. We want to give a boost to the “France and Moldova have never been as close as they are today,” Moldovan Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu said after a visit with French Foreign and Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian. in Chisinau.

“France and Moldova have never been so close as they are now. We are discussing several projects with the French Development Agency, related to reforestation, irrigation, water supply, and sewerage, energy efficiency. We want to give a boost to the francophones education in Moldova. We will support the training of Moldovan teachers, bilingual classes, and mobility scholarships for teachers. We have launched a dialogue with France that will help the National Integrity Agency of Moldova to strengthen its capacity to improve its functioning in order to fight corruption,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicu Popescu.

The program of the French official’s visit includes meetings with President Maia Sandu and Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița. The discussions will address ways to intensify high-level political contacts, economic and cultural cooperation, as well as Moldova’s relations with the European Union.

The first foreign official to be visited by Moldova’s foreign minister was Latvia’s foreign minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs. The Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs discussed with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia about the initiation of a dialogue on the recognition of driving licenses for citizens living in Latvia.

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