Tallinn, Stenbock House, 17 December 2007 - Today, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip met with the EU Special Representative for the Republic of Moldova, at Stenbock House. At the meeting, thoughts were exchanged on possibilities to help Moldova in its aspirations towards the European Union.
In his conversation with the Special Representative, Ansip said that Moldova is a priority country for Estonia in EU Neighbourhood Policy and bilateral development cooperation. He stated that Estonia is, by all means, ready to support Moldova and share its experience in passing reforms.
At the same time, the Prime Minister regards it very important that Moldova continue with its reforms as well.
“Moldova needs to carry out many preparation works and continue making rearrangements,” Ansip said. “We are ardent supporters of the expansion of the European Union, but we cannot give a discount on expansion criteria”.
Kálmán Mizsei, EU Special Representative for the Republic of Moldova, highly appreciated Estonia’s support to Moldova. According to Mizsei, the Estonian government has clearly understood the problems of Moldova.
“Estonia and the other Baltic States are reliable partners for Moldova, and it is a great advantage,” he said. “Your focus on supporting the democratisation process and rearrangements in Moldova is highly appreciated. The Estonian experience in reforms helps a lot”.
During the meeting, Prime Minister Ansip introduced the principles of e-government to the EU Special Representative for the Republic of Moldova as well.
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