German official: Moldova has to fight against illegal trade, drug trafficking and control migration
Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat said that Moldova has a good-working action plan on visa liberalization which is implemented and involves functional institutions and regulations assorted with those of the European Union.
“The reform implementation is a complex process. We do not advance with the expected speed, but we are getting there on time. We are waiting for the European Union’s assessment and we hope that it will not be influenced by the issues of the eurozone,” Premier Vlad Filat said.
During his official meeting with Germany’s Hans-Peter UHL, Mr. Filat received greetings from Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“Ms. Merkel was very happy when I told her I am going to Moldova. She is quite sure the Moldova has to be supported in their European aspirations,” the German deputy said.
The official is hopeful that the negotiation on visa liberalization will end soon, but according to him, such an achievement will be possible when Moldova will fight against illegal trade, drug trafficking, as well as control migration.
Vlad Filat emphasized that a visa-free travel regime with the EU is a vital process for Moldova, because there are many Moldovan citizens living and working in the European Union.
“Our citizens do not create problems within the countries they reside. Visa liberalization regime will let them return and visit their family,” Mr. Filat said.
At the end of the meeting, Premier Filat told Mr. UHL that Ms. Merkel is invited to visit Moldova.
The two countries marked 20 years of diplomatic relations this year. Germany has been a strong supporter of Moldova’s efforts for a European integration and has got involved in the conflict settlement of Transnistria.