President-elect Klaus Iohannis said on Friday that Romania backs the Republic of Moldova's European Union membership by permanently supporting the interests of this country, adding that Romania has an "undeniable duty" towards Chisinau, specifically the establishment of a common space of democracy, stability and prosperity.
President-elect Klaus Iohannis pays a visit to Chisinau on Friday, on which occasion he will meet Republic of Moldova President Nicolae Timofti and Democratic Liberal Party Chairman Vlad Filat.
Klaus Iohannis will be accompanied by National Liberal Party (PNL) Co-Chairman Vasile Blaga and by Liberals' First Deputy Chairman Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu.
President Traian Basescu called on the Government during a meeting of the Romanian Supreme Defence Council (CSAT) on Tuesday to find a strategy that it should also turn into law by which the transit of the natural gas to be drilled for in the Black Sea be made via Romanian gas transporter Transgaz, the Presidential Administration said in a press release.
Prime Minister Victor Ponta, the candidate of the electoral alliance of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), the National Union for Romania's Progress (UNPR) and the Conservative Party (PC) in the presidential election, on Monday said in a televised show that, unlike Traian Basescu, who only claimed he wanted to help the Romanians of the Republic of Moldova, who only made promises,
The gas interconnector connecting Iasi in eastern Romania with Ungheni in Moldova, which opened amid much fanfare on Moldova's National Day, on August 27, is still not operating because the parties have so far failed to conclude an agreement.