VITEBSK DISTRICT, 21 September (BelTA) – Nonstop flights between Chisinau and Minsk might become a reality in autumn this year, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Moldova to Belarus Victor Sorocean told reporters as he answered a question of a BelTA journalist on 21 September.
“We are busy working to launch nonstop flights between Chisinau and Minsk. I think the matter will be finalized soon and the first flights will be available in October-November,” the diplomat noted. This will facilitate bilateral tourism which is almost nonexistent today. “I travel across the country and see that Belarusians know little about Moldovans. However, there are many things we can show each other,” Victor Sorocean noted.
With a view to promoting tourism, representatives of several Moldovan travel agencies visited the Moldovan Wine Festival that took place in Minsk on 15 September. “During the meeting with Vitebsk Oblast Governor Nikolai Sherstnev an idea came to our mind to hold this event in the regions. It is interesting. We will consider a possibility to arrange this event in the regions starting from the next year,” the Moldovan diplomat noted.
According to Victor Sorocean, the dynamics of Belarus-Moldova relations is overall good; the countries cooperate across many economic sectors. The two countries operate joint ventures: assembly production of trolleybuses in Chisinau and tractors in the south of Moldova. At present, Belarusian specialists are involved in the renovation of Moldovan roads; a project to build a big dairy complex is being implemented. Medicine is another promising cooperation avenue. “We are working on a major project with the Pharmland company. Moldova has purchased a big batch of pharmaceuticals,” the ambassador noted.
During his trip to Vitebsk Oblast, Victor Sorocean took part in the ceremony to commemorate Moldovan soldiers who were killed in the battles to liberate Belarus during the Great Patriotic War. Representatives of the Senno, Dubrovno, Gorodok, Liozno and Beshenkovichi local administrations brought the soil from local war graves that hold the remains of the Moldovan soldiers. The Moldovan Embassy in Belarus started the project to commemorate Moldovan soldiers killed during the liberation of Belarus in Bobruisk in 2017. Vitebsk District hosted the last ceremony on 21 September. All the soil will be collected in two capsules. One of them will be put in the crypt of the Minsk Church of All Saints on 14 October. The other will be sent to Moldova to be placed at the Serpeni Springboard memorial complex.More about Society