Friday, 18. April 2014 - 20:04
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The President of the Republic of Moldova Nicolae Timofti said today (Thurs) during an official visit to Bucharest that he counts on Romania’s support in the accession of his country to the European Union.
Timofti, who met president Traian Basescu at Cotroceni Palace, made his first foreign official trip since he took office in March.
In a joint statement with his Moldovan counterpart, Traian Basescu said the new government will support indisputably support the accession process of Moldova, that he called "one of Romania’s foreign policy main pillars".
"There’s no Romanian government, irrespective of its political affiliation, which won’t back up three important aspects in our foreign policy: Romania’s NATO and EU membership and the strategic relation with the Republic of Moldova. These are the main pillars of our foreign policy endorsed by all the parties, irrespective of their ideology (…)", Basescu said.
The president mentioned that Romania will keep to 5,000 the number of scholarships offered by Romania to Moldovan students, and in the upcoming years they will increase to 10,000 a year.
On the occasion of Moldova’s president visit to Bucharest, Romania offered the neighbouring country one million books in Romanian language and a Transylvanian wooden Church that will be placed in a location decided by the Moldovan president.
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