Mihai Ghimpu: Moldova is interested in cooperation with CIS


Parliament Chairman Mihai Ghimpu, who has been Moldova’s Acting President since last Friday, has expressed hope the forthcoming CIS Chisinau Summit, scheduled for October, will be a success.

Last Saturday, Ghimpu met with the Kiev-based Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Moldova, H.E. Mr. Amangeldy Jumabayev, and said in particular that Moldova is interested in developing economic cooperation with the CIS frame and in strengthening mutually beneficial relations wit all CIS member countries, but will rather be placing emphasis on bilateral ties.

Touching on the perspectives of Transnistrian conflict settlement, the Speaker said, “This is the Republic of Moldova’s domestic problem. The economic development of our country, provision of worthy living standards to citizenry could serve an important prerequisite for bringing about a rapprochement between the two Dniester banks”.

Ambassador Jumabayev congratulated Ghimpu on his election Speaker and voiced hope that the Kazakhstan-Moldova relations would be developing in all spheres, including in the trade and economic sphere.

“For this, we should enhance the work of the Moldova-Kazakhstan Inter-Governmental Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation. Kazakhstan is interested to develop the bilateral relations due to one more reason – because Moldova is a next-door neighbor to the European Union”, the diplomat said.

He confirmed Kazakhstan supports the Republic of Moldova’s territorial integrity, and said that from the upcoming January 1, Kazakhstan will be presiding the OSCE and is going to take all possible efforts to promote the Transnistrian conflict settlement.

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