The head of diplomacy of the Republic of Moldova, Nicu Popescu, will lead the delegation of our country to the informal meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union states. The meeting will take place on August 30-31 in Prague, Czech Republic. There they will discuss the geopolitical challenges, the European perspectives for the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia – the countries of the associated Trio and the future of the Eastern Partnership.
Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu will speak with the heads of European diplomacy about the security situation in Moldova in the context of the war in Ukraine, the socio-economic impact on our country and the sustained efforts of the authorities in the process of reforms and modernization during the accession to the European Union.
Also in Prague, Deputy Prime Minister Nicu Popescu will have bilateral meetings with Hadja Lahbib, Minister of Foreign, European Affairs and Foreign Trade of Belgium, Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Tanja Fajon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, Ann Linde, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, José Manuel Albares, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ilia Darchiashvili, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Robert G. Berschinski, Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for Democracy and Human Rights at the National Security Council and other senior officials.
We specify that the Gymnich meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers is so named after the place where the first informal meeting took place in 1974. During this year’s meeting, European ministers will discuss two main topics: the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine and the EU’s relations with Africa.