The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, will tomorrow, 3 October, pay an official visit to the Republic of Moldova.
Federica Mogherini will have meetings with President Igor Dodon, Prime Minister Maia Sandu, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Nicu Popescu. She will hold, together with Prime Minister Sandu, a joint press conference foreseen at 12:50 CEST.
The visit to Chișinău takes place just three days after the 5th EU-Moldova Association Council was held in Brussels, and will offer an opportunity to build on the discussions that the High Representative/Vice-President had with Prime Minister Sandu and other government representatives. Central to the visit will be the government's reform agenda, which, as mentioned during the Association Council and in the accompanying annual Association Implementation Report, form important commitments under the EU-Moldova Association Agreement, particularly regarding democratic standards and the rule of law. Justice reform, fighting corruption, the banking fraud investigation, economic development and improving the business climate, as well as the upcoming local election on 20 October, are all also expected to be discussed.
Photo and video coverage of the press conference, as well as the remainder of the visit, will be available on Europe by Satellite. For more information on relations between the EU and the Republic of Moldova, consult the website of the EU Delegation and the dedicated factsheet.