The Council of Europe’s Ad Hoc Working Group on Justice Reform will Pay a New Visit to Chișinău on October 19-21
The Council of Europe’s ad hoc working group on justice reform will pay a new visit to Chișinău on October 19-21, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces.
On Thursday, October 14, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary of State Vladimir Cuc received at the institution the co-rapporteurs for Moldova of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Pierre-Alain Fridez and Inese Lībiņa-Egnere, who are on a visit to Moldova.
Officials discussed the latest developments in strengthening democratic institutions and the rule of law, highlighting the importance of Council of Europe assistance provided in the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Moldova for 2021-2024.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Secretary of State Vladimir Cuc reaffirmed the authorities’ commitment to accelerating justice reform and fighting corruption.
“The expertise of the Council of Europe’s ad hoc working group on justice reform, which will pay a new visit to Chișinău on October 19-21, 2021, remains essential,” the secretary of state said.
At the same time, the officials exchanged views on the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict, mentioning the concern regarding the human rights situation in the region, including in the light of ECHR decisions.
The justice reform initiated by the Moldovan Government was discussed on January 21, 2020, by the former Minister of Foreign Affairs Aureliu Ciocoi, with the members of the Ad-hoc Working Group of the Council of Europe, led by the Head of the Directorate General for Human Rights and the Rule of Law, Christos Giakoumopoulos.