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Secretary-General Marija meets Deputy Prime Minister of Moldova


Chișinău, 16 April 2024 (TDI): The Council of Europe’s Secretary-General met the Deputy Prime Minister of Moldova on Monday. The meeting aimed at fostering closer ties between the European nations and the Republic of Moldova.

The meeting focused on the follow-up to the Reykjavik Summit, including the Register of Damage, and the organization’s forthcoming 75th anniversary, highlighting the relevance of multilateralism and intergovernmental cooperation. Gender equality issues and preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence were also discussed.

The Secretary-General, Marija Pejčinović Burić, reaffirmed the Council of Europe’s readiness to continue supporting the Republic of Moldova in its ongoing reform efforts and EU accession path.

During the discussion, the Secretary-General commended Moldova for its steadfast commitment to democracy and expressed the United Nations’ unwavering support for the country’s development aspirations.

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Ahead of the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister, Mihai Popșoi, and Minister of Foreign Affairs signed a voluntary contribution in support of the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission and of the organization’s action to end violence against women and domestic violence.

“We discussed the assistance provided by the Council of Europe, especially through the action plans for the Republic of Moldova, and the importance of projects implemented in the fields of independence and efficiency of the judiciary, the fight against corruption and money laundering, legislation, electoral practice and protection of refugees from Ukraine,” said Mihai Popșoi.

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During the discussions, the officials conferred on the recent developments related to the political situation in the Republic of Moldova, the process of joining the EU and the dynamics of the regional situation.

“The official assured of the continuation of the Council of Europe’s support within the future Action Plan that will focus on justice, the fight against corruption and other key areas so as to support the efforts to strengthen state institutions,” said Deputy Prime Minister Popșoi.

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