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moldova’s CIS presidency to concentrate on better life for citizens

The key focus of Moldova’s CIS presidency this year will be raising the well-being and living standards of Commonwealth citizens, said Efim Chilari, Ambassador at Large of the Moldovan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, as he presented the programme of Moldova’s presidency in the CIS at a session of representatives of CIS states and agencies on January 30.

The Republic of Moldova has chaired the Heads of State Council, the Heads of Government Council, the Council of Foreign Ministers, the Economic Council, and the Council of Plenipotentiaries since January 1, 2009.

According to the Ambassador, taking into account that Moldova values cooperation with both the European Union and the CIS, Chisinau plans to pay priority attention to topics vital for the CIS and Europe as a whole: alleviation of consequences of the global financial crisis, energy security and resolution of regional tensions and conflicts.

Moldova also intends to focus attention on such priorities as the completion of the free trade zone establishment, tighter cooperation in transport policy, enhancement of food security, enhancement of cooperation in youth affairs as 2009 has been declared the Year of Youth.

There are plans to step up efforts in the area of scientific and innovative cooperation, to promote a system of information and marketing centres, to encourage the development of electronic trade. Preparations for the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Great Victory will continue.

» source: NLIP of Belarus

Andy Moore

I work as Head of Global Communications for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), having previously worked with Compudava (now Endava) in Moldova, building web applications, and for Wesley Management, working with small businesses and charities. I have a passion to see intelligent application of digital technology to serve the Church and mission. Married to the lovely Ruth.

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