Moldovan President Igor Dodon and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Grigory Karasin, have discussed ways of fostering partnership and strategic relations between the two countries.
“I have spoken out in favor of developing strategic relations and partnership between Moldova and Russia,” Dodon wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday following meeting in Chisinau, adding that he proposed to hold the Moldovan-Russian consultations on the issue. “We exchanged view on the possibility of implementing such a partnership within the framework of the existing Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between Russia and Moldova or the need to begin consultations on developing a new Treaty on strategic partnership between our two countries,” the Moldovan president noted.
Dodon thanked the Russian leadership for granting amnesty to some Moldovan citizens who violated the Russian migration legislation. He added that an agreement on the issue was reached at his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on January 17.