External Affairs Minister of India, Mrs. Sushma Swaraj meets Mr. Tudor Ulianovschi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova in JNB (August 14, 2018)

New Delhi: Mr. Tudor Ulianovschi, Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova is visiting India from 11-15 August 2018. This is a historic visit as it is the first time that a Foreign Minister of Moldova has visited India.

During the visit, Minister Ulianovschi had a meeting with External Affairs Minister, Smt Sushma Swaraj, in New Delhi on 14 August. He congratulated EAM and her delegation on the occasion of India’s Independence Day.

Minister Ulianovschi and EAM Smt. Sushma Swaraj held discussions on various aspects of bilateral ties as well as important regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest. The discussions between the two Ministers focused on building of cooperation in the priority areas of interest such as trade & investment, pharmaceuticals, food-processing, information technology, ease of mobility, education and tourism.

Acknowledging good potential for growth, the two Ministers exchanged ideas for reinvigorating bilateral trade and investment ties. They expressed satisfaction that forward steps have been taken regarding facilitating import of selected agricultural produce from Moldova.

EAM welcomed the decision of the Government of Moldova to open their Embassy in New Delhi and expressed full support towards establishment of the Moldovan Embassy. Opening of the Moldovan Embassy in India would contribute to strengthening of bilateral ties by facilitating visas for tourists, businessmen and students as well as promoting people to people interactions.

The two Ministers had discussions on promoting closer cooperation in the field of pharmaceuticals and traditional Indian medicine system like Ayurveda which is fairly popular in Moldova.

They also discussed the possibilities of cooperating at the multilateral and international fora.

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