Head of state, Speaker, and Prime Minister to hold weekly meeting

The President of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon participated in the weekly meeting with the Speaker of the Parliament Zinaida Greceanii and Prime Minister Ion Chicu.

The officials have discussed the agenda for the next few days, including today’s meeting of the Permanent Bureau of the Moldovan Parliament, where the vote of no confidence in Government will be debated.

The parties have warned some politicians that in the event of the fall of the Government it will have limited powers, including not being able to sign the Agreement with the European Union on macro-financial assistance, as well as the Memorandum with the International Monetary Fund.

The interlocutors appreciated the results of the working visit of Prime Minister Ion Chicu to Minsk, where the meeting of chief executives from the states of the Eurasian Economic Union had taken place, the Republic of Moldova having the status of observer. Following negotiations with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus Roman Golovchenko, the sides decided to involve Belarussian partners in the implementation of the Moldovan national program on creation of 16 industrial parks.

At the same time, the Russian Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, confirmed Moscow’s readiness to resume negotiations on the 200 million euro loan for the Republic of Moldova. Besides, the export of Moldovan agricultural and food products to the Russian Federation was also discussed.

Referring to the pandemic situation, the officials expressed their regret for new anti-records worldwide and regionally. In this context, the parties expressed their disapproval of the statements of some politicians, who urge citizens to participate in public protests amid pandemic. The country’s leadership reiterated that Moldova remained on alert and thus stressed the need to comply with protection measures.

At the end of the meeting, the interlocutors spoke about the development of the national program “Good Roads for All”, for which about 1 billion 375 million lei were allocated, which would be spent on repairing local, regional, and national roads.