The President of the Parliament, Igor Grosu, met in Vienna with his Austrian counterpart, Wolfgang Sobotka, the President of the National Council of the Republic of Austria.
The two parliamentary presidents discussed the progress of the Republic of Moldova which led to the European Commission’s recommendation to open negotiations with our country. They also talked about actions that need to be completed in the near future, such as justice reform, de-oligarchization process, energy security, and strengthening state institutions to address all challenges.
“Being in Vienna, once again, I am convinced that the Republic of Moldova has reliable friends in the European Union countries and strong supporters of our country,” noted Igor Grosu.
During the meeting, the legislative leader reiterated that the Republic of Moldova is ready to start accession negotiations as soon as possible. The Parliament President mentioned that our country is currently undergoing a comprehensive self-assessment process of the national legislation in line with the EU acquis. Officials agreed to intensify cooperation within the friendship group and specialized committees.
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Today, the President of the Parliament also discussed with members of the Parliamentary Friendship Group Austria-Republic of Moldova and members of the Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Affairs, thanking them for their continuous support in our journey towards EU accession through concrete projects in infrastructure, agriculture, green energy, industry, and Austrian investments. At the end of the discussions with Austrian parliamentarians, Igor Grosu stated that the Republic of Moldova relies on Austria’s vote at the European Council in December in Brussels, where the decision to open accession negotiations with the EU for the Republic of Moldova will be made.
The President of the Parliament, Igor Grosu, accompanied by a parliamentary delegation, is on an official visit to the Republic of Austria from November 21 to 23, 2023, at the invitation of his Austrian counterpart.