21 Jun 2019 21:00

Dodon reassures Medvedev of overwhelming Moldovan support for close cooperation with Russia - source

MINSK. June 21 (Interfax) - Moldovan President Igor Dodon has reassured Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev that an overwhelming majority of Moldova's population and political parties were in favor of developing close ties with Russia, a source in the Russian delegation told journalists on Friday.

The two met prior to the opening of the 2nd European Games in Minsk on Friday.

"The meeting proved very constructive. Dmitry Anatolyevich noted that we have a good chance to lend new dynamic to Russian-Moldovan relations, given the changes in the political situation in Moldova. He noted the importance of active cooperation between the governments and reaffirmed willingness to develop cooperation with Moldovan colleagues," the source said.

"President Dodon stressed that an overwhelming majority of Moldovan society and political parties favored the development of close cooperation with Russia. He announced that the [Moldovan] co-chairman of the Russian-Moldovan intergovernmental commission will be appointed in the near future, it will be Deputy Prime Minister [Vasile] Sova. He will be ready for the resumption of full work with Russian counterpart, Agriculture Minister [Dmitry] Patrushev, who leads the Russian side of the commission."