Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Carl Bildt to head EU troika visit to Moldova
On 16 October Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt will head an EU troika visit to Moldova. The purpose of the visit is to meet representatives of the new Government of Moldova, including Prime Minister Vlad Filat and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Iurie Leanca.
The programme for the visit also includes meetings with the Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament, Mihai Ghimpu, and the Deputy Speaker, Serafim Urechean. The EU delegation also intends to meet the leader of the largest opposition party and former president, Vladimir Voronin, and the leader of the Democratic Party of Moldova, Marian Lupu.
The visiting delegation will include Deputy Director-General for External Relations Hugues Mingarelli from the European Commission and EU Special Representative for the Republic of Moldova Kálmán Mizsei. The incoming Spanish Presidency will also be represented.
Press Release by the Swedish Presidency of the European Union. Published on 14 October 2009