Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister Popescu Discusses EU Integration and Bilateral Relations in Lisbon

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Nicu Popescu, began his working visit to Lisbon with a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, João Gomes Cravinho. During the meeting, they discussed the Republic of Moldova’s accession process to the European Union and our significant progress in implementing the nine recommendations made by the European Commission.

Additionally, in the meeting with the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs, João Gomes Cravinho, Nicu Popescu discussed the ways in which Moldova can continue to be supported, both in terms of reforms and the path towards European Union membership.


Furthermore, he expressed our desire to strengthen political, economic, trade, and cultural relations, signing two agreements, one in the economic field and another in the education sector, which will benefit the citizens of both countries.

“We emphasized the important role of the Moldovan community established in Portugal in bridging the gap between our two countries, a community that maintains strong ties with the Republic of Moldova,” said Popescu.

The Minister also had a meeting with Adão Silva, the Vice-President of the Portuguese Parliament, during which they discussed our European journey, the consolidation of economic relations, and ways to enhance cooperation between the legislatures in Chisinau and Lisbon.

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