OREANDA-NEWS   The prospects for development of Moldovan – Hungarian dialogue were discussed today during the meeting between Prime Minister, Pavel Filip, and new Ambassador of Hungary to Moldova, S?ndor Szab?. The head of the Cabinet welcomed the accreditation of Hungarian diplomat as Ambassador to Moldova, expressing his conviction the relations of cooperation between Moldova and Hungary would continue the ascendant mode.

In this context, the Prime Minister appreciated the continued support provided by Hungary to the European path of Moldova, including the Visegrad Group platform. Similarly, the Prime Minister reiterated that the implementation of the Association Agreement has been the Government’s main priority and referred to the reforms initiated by the Executive in the economic, social and central public administration.

At his turn, the Hungarian Ambassador reconfirmed Hungary’s openness to support Moldova further in modernization processes and European integration efforts. S?ndor Szab? also expressed his readiness to delegate a High EU Counselor from Hungary to assist the authorities in implementing the reform agenda.

The parties also exchanged views on Moldova’s relations with external partners, alongside on preparations for the Eastern Partnership Summit, to be held in Brussels in November 2017. In the end of the day, the officials agreed to maintain a continuous dialogue and exchange of views on the current issues on bilateral agenda.

Since joining the EU, Hungary has made over 40 projects in Moldova worth a total of about €550 thousand.