MINSK, 5 May (BelTA) – The National Assembly of Belarus and the Parliament of Moldova signed a joint statement of cooperation in Minsk on 5 May, BelTA has learned.
The document was signed by Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko and Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic Natalya Kochanova and Speaker of the Moldovan parliament Zinaida Greceanii.
“We have a lot of opportunities for cooperation in many areas: politics, trade, economy, industry, agriculture. I am sure that the MPs will take a more active part in the work of our intergovernmental structures, in the efforts to promote cooperation between regions and twin cities. We should pay special attention to our cooperation in international parliamentary organizations in order to promote our resolutions which are unifying and which are aimed at strengthening peace and trust,” Vladimir Andreichenko noted.
The speaker noted that Moldova's parliamentary delegation is visiting Belarus in the run-up to Victory Day. "This is why we have given special importance to the cooperation to preserve historical truth, memory of the feat of our peoples during the Great Patriotic War. We believe that this visit is a very important contribution to the development of inter-parliamentary relations and cooperation between our countries, aimed at strengthening peace, friendship, mutual understanding in the interests of our states, parliaments and our peoples," he said.
For her part, Zinaida Greceanii thanked for the invitation to visit Belarus. "This is very important for us. Today we discussed a number of very important issues on the bilateral cooperation agenda. I think that this will give a new impetus our bilateral relations. We need to build up these relations because the path to them was paved by ordinary citizens," she said. “Our cooperation will continue. And not only in industry and agriculture, which is very important. We use Belarusian buses. Belarusian trolleybuses run along the streets of Chisinau, and they are, by the way, assembled in Chisinau. Let's hope that we will start assembling buses too. Belarusian farm machines work in our fields. We need to take these relations further."
Speaker of the Moldovan parliament Zinaida Greceanii is confident that the MPs can develop and strengthen relations. "Our parliaments have set up a friendship group. We must continue our cooperation and support each other in international organizations. We will also continue our cooperation in humanitarian affairs, healthcare. Today we exchanged views on pandemic response in our countries. We agreed on mutual cooperation. I would like to express my gratitude for the medical equipment supplied to Moldova. It was delivered before the pandemic and came in very handy during the pandemic. As people say a friend in need is a friend indeed. When we support each other, we succeed. This friendship is mutually beneficial, without any political preconditions. We must foster mutually beneficial cooperation, and I think that is in the power of our parliaments,” the Moldovan speaker said.
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