German officials see Moldovan foreign policy as pragmatic
During the two-day Economic Forum in Berlin, state secretary at the German Foreign Office Emily Haber emphasized Moldova’s Road Map on implementing reforms required by the European Union to bolster the economy and increase life quality. These agreements include visa liberalization, negotiations for a comprehensive free trade agreement, economic modernization and measures to combat corruption. She praised Moldova’s consistent reforms implemented recently.
Moreover, the head at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Uta Böllhoff announced a significant increase in German financial support for the Republic of Moldova.
The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), which was the host of the Moldova-EU Forum that was held on October 22-23 in Berlin, said that the pragmatic foreign policy of Moldova received recognition.
“The country has sought a balance between harmonization with the EU and cooperation with Russia, which seeks to find a solution to the conflict in Transnistria,” the DGAP press service informed.
The Forum took place under the patronage of German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and his Moldovan counterpart Iurie Leanca. Over 150 prominent figures participated at the forum. Among them was EU Commissioner for Enlargement Stefan Füle who expressed his strong support for Moldova.