Moldovan Foreign Minister to visit DC
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton invited the Moldovan Foreign Minister Iurie Leanca to visit Washington, D.C. The trip will take place on March 19-20, 2012.
The invitation comes as a result of the 20th anniversary of Moldovan-American relations, which have been established on February 28, 1992.
The visit “reflects our desire to strengthen the partnership between Moldova and the United States in joint areas of interest,” said the Press Office of the Moldovan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Foreign Minister Leanca will have several meetings with officials from the US State Department, National Council of Security and other partners. He will also have a speech about the priorities of the Moldovan Foreign Policy in a conference organized by “Atlantic Council”. The Moldovan official will meet Hillary Clinton on Monday.
Mr. Leanca will make statements on Moldova’s progress in implementing democratic and economic reforms. He will also emphasize the relations with the European Union and other Euro-Atlantic institutions. The Transnistrian settlement will be another topic to be discussed at the meeting.
Moldova’s relations with Russia, as well as with the USA will be underlined during the talks. Concerning the US-Moldovan dialogue, Mr. Leanca will tackle above the prospects for graduation from the Jackson-Vanik Amendment.
The “Atlantic Council” has been a preeminent, non-partisan institution designed to promote transatlantic co-operation and international security.