Popsoi talked in Budapest about the resumption of direct flights to Chisinau. The agreement was signed with the Hungarian

The press service of Moldova’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) has reported that Foreign Affairs Minister Mihai Popsoi, together with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto in Budapest, have signed an Action Plan aimed at facilitating the exchange of knowledge between Moldova’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Hungary’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the context of Moldova’s accession process to the European Union.

This signifies the joint commitment of Moldova and Hungary to enhance bilateral cooperation, with a particular focus on supporting Moldova’s integration into the European Union and fostering the exchange of best practices.

The Action Plan offers several benefits for Moldovan citizens:

  • Moldovan civil servants will have the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of the Hungarian Diplomatic Academy regarding EU integration through seminars and training sessions organized both in Chisinau and Budapest.
  • Exchange programs involving diplomats, university faculty, experts, and researchers will be implemented to support Moldova’s integration into the EU.
  • Moldovan students pursuing degrees, post-graduate studies, and doctoral programs in EU studies at Hungarian universities will be eligible for a portion of the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarships.
  • The partnership will facilitate collaborative research studies and knowledge exchange in fields of mutual interest.


During the meeting, Minister Popsoi expressed gratitude to his Hungarian counterpart for Hungary’s support towards Moldova’s European integration efforts and emphasized the importance of continuing dialogue in this regard, particularly during Hungary’s Presidency at the European Council in the second half of 2024. Peter Szijjarto reaffirmed Hungary’s commitment to supporting Moldova’s European integration path.

Discussions also centered on ways to enhance the Moldovan-Hungarian Strategic Partnership, with a focus on cooperation in the context of European integration, sectoral development, and increased commercial exchanges. Minister Popsoi highlighted the significance of the resumption of direct flights between Budapest and Chisinau by Wizz Air starting April 2nd of this year.

“We also discussed ways of boosting the Moldovan-Hungarian Strategic Partnership, focusing on cooperation on the European integration dimension, developing sectoral collaboration, and intensifying trade exchanges. In this regard, we highlighted the importance of the resumption of the direct flight Budapest – Chisinau by Wizz Air, starting from April 2,” Mihai Popsoi said.

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