Popescu in Riga: Moldova will be closer to Latvia through a common intergovernmental commission

Nicu Popescu is on a tour through the Baltic countries and has arrived in Riga, Latvia. He had a meeting with his counterpart, Edgars Rinkēvičs, the two officials discussing ways to strengthen bilateral dialogue and cooperation in the field of European integration.

The heads of diplomacy also referred to the regional security situation, caused by the war, but also to Moldovan-Latvian cooperation at the regional level. Popescu reiterated that Moldova stands in solidarity with Ukraine and announced the creation of an intergovernmental commission.

“At our press conference, we stated that our solidarity with Ukraine remains unwavering. As Moldova advances on its path to EU membership, we continue development projects, strengthen democratic institutions, reform the justice system, fight corruption and generate economic opportunities. We are determined to remain and thrive as part of the free world. Also, on a bilateral level, we also talked about capitalizing on the commercial-economic potential, agreeing together with the minister to relaunch the activity of the Moldovan-Latvian Intergovernmental Commission for economic, industrial and technical-scientific cooperation and the Moldovan-Latvian Business Council”, he said Minister Nicu Popescu.


In recent decades, about 90 projects supported by Latvia have supported the regional development of the Republic of Moldova, the reform of the judicial system, the consolidation of the financial system, the improvement of border management, the health system, the support of independent media, and many others. The Minister of Foreign Affairs also referred to the need to complete the negotiations and sign the Agreement in the field of social security, to the possibility of concluding agreements in the field of driving license conversion and cooperation between the institutions for internal affairs in our countries.

“We also discussed the organization of this year’s European Political Community Summit, and our aim is to provide a platform to strengthen high-level dialogue on issues of greatest urgency for the European continent: security, energy, and the resilience of our democracies”, concluded Nicu Popescu.

In addition to the meeting with the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, in the Riga program, the Moldovan official also had meetings with other senior Latvian officials, representatives of analytical centers, and journalists.

During the period 4-5 January, Nicu Popescu is traveling to Tallinn and Riga. The head of the Estonian diplomacy assured his Moldovan counterpart that his country supports our European path.

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