Moldova Partnership Forum: extracts from the closing remarks and signature of a EU/Moldova Memorandum of Understanding for National Indicative Program 2011-2013 by Štefan Füle, Vladimir Filat, Moldovan Prime Minister and Martin Raiser, World Bank Country Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova
Type: Speech - summary
End production: 24/03/2010 First transmission: 24/03/2010
On 24/03/2010, Stefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Vlad Filat, Moldovan Prime Minister of and Martin Raiser, World Bank Country Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, gave the closing remarks of the Moldova Partnership Forum before signing the EU - Moldova Memorendum of Understanding for National Indicative Program 2011-2013. This consultative Group Meeting, co-hosted by the World Bank and the European Commission, was chaired by Vlad Filat and high-level members of the Moldovan Government. The purpose of the conference was to reach a common understanding of the challenges facing Moldova in light of the economic crisis and the Government’s strategy for addressing them. It also aimed at ensuring coordination and mobilization of external assistance to support Moldova in overcoming the severe effects of the current crisis. EU is developing an increasingly close relationship with Moldova, going beyond co-operation, to gradual economic integration and a deepening of political co-operation.
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||SOUNDBITE (in ENGLISH) by Stefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy: The conclusion is clear, there is trust in Moldova and in the future of the country. The recent agreement with the IMF is designed to ensure microfinancial stability in the years to come and it is a fundamental contribution to restore investor's confidence.
||SOUNDBITE (in MOLDOVAN) by Vlad Filat, Prime Minister of Moldova, saying that they aim at following the implementation of these projects in a transparent and efficient way. Today's discussions have shown how much they can rely on their support in rethinking Moldova.
||SOUNDBITE (in ENGLISH) by Martin Raiser, World Bank Country Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova: A whole governement of Moldova and the country of Moldova deserves to be congratulated on their achievement today, on the excellent impression that they have left here in Brussels. They have laid out a vision for their country, for the country's future, economic and social development, but they have also shown that they are realistic about what it means to implement that vision.