Medvedev: Russian-Moldovan ties in good shape

MOSCOW – Relations between Russia and Moldova are in good shape and Russia will not slow down the pace of development despite the current hard times, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday during a meeting with his Moldovan counterpart Vladimir Voronin.

Relations between the two countries “have recently been developing successfully and progressively, and bilateral trade also grew considerably in the previous year,” the Itar-Tass news agency quoted Medvedev as saying. 

The Russian president said although the current economic crisis may seem difficult to overcome, he believes that both countries will not slow down their work and will find new common interests, and carry out economic and humanitarian projects.

The two presidents reached agreement at the meeting on Russia supplying 50,000 tons of fuel oil to Moldova as humanitarian aid.

Voronin called the meeting a landmark, adding that “despite everything, our relations are following their course, and I think at today’s meeting we also outlined further prospects.”

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