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Minister Iurie Leancă will pay a visit to Lithuania

During October 12-13 a delegation from the Republic of Lithuania, led by Mr Evaldas Ignatavičius, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, paid a working visit to the Republic of Moldova.

The Lithuanian delegation had meetings with Mr Iurie Leancă, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, and Ms Natalia Gherman, Deputy Minister, during which there were tackled subjects related to the bilateral Moldovan-Lithuanian relations, strengthening of the high level dialogue, as well as to the support offered by Lithuania in the European integration process of the Republic of Moldova and the cooperation in the framework of international organisations.

The Moldovan officials informed about the programme priorities of the Alliance for European Integration government, concentrating on those that relate to the foreign policy of the state and on the fields where the Republic of Moldova needs support. The Lithuanian side was informed about the on-going dialogue with Bruxelles, the efforts made in order to start negotiations on the signing a new RM-EU Agreement, discussions on the visa liberalisation regime with the EU and the signing of a deep Free Trade Agreement.

Mr Ignatavičius spoke about his country's availability to grant the Republic of Moldova support on the bilateral level and in the framework of international organisations, also through high level visits, delegating Lithuanian experts and including the Republic of Moldova in various assistance programmes.

The sides decided that the issue of bilateral relations will be more thoroughly discussed during the coming visit to Vilnius of the Minister Iurie Leancă at the invitation of his Lithuanian counterpart Vygaudas Ušackas.