Meeting with Ambassador of Moldova to Belarus Gheorghe Hioara

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Belarus and Moldova have always supported and will support each other, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said on 28 April as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Moldova to Belarus Gheorghe Hioara on the occasion of the completion of his diplomatic mission in Belarus.

The head of state noted that one always feels sad when one has to part with the diplomats, who have made a great contribution to the advancement of bilateral relations with Belarus. “I meet only with the ambassadors, who have worked constructively, who loved Belarus and tried to bolster the relations,” the President said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko also noted that he has known Moldova since the Soviet times as an excellent country where kind and hardworking people live. According to the head of state, the Moldovan economy is similar to the Belarusian one. “We have always earned our living with our own labor. We do so now and did so back then,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed. “In the hardest of times we maintained kind relations, always offered a friendly hand and lived like brothers.”

The President said he was confident that Gheorghe Hioara had been shaping his diplomatic work bearing the concept in mind and that the new ambassador would pursue a similar policy. “I think Belarus has never been a foreign country for you and you have done a lot to intensify Belarusian-Moldovan relations,” the head of state stressed. “You should know that Belarus and Moldova are connected by open relations. I am dead set against all kinds of barriers. Everything must be open. We should talk and trust each other. We have nothing to quarrel over with Moldova. There are no matters, on which we could have differing views.”

Aleksandr Lukashenko drew attention to the importance of the recent meeting with the Moldova President in Bishkek. A lot of items on the bilateral agenda were discussed during the meeting. By the way, this year will be intensive for Belarusian-Moldovan relations because the President and the prime minister of Moldova are expected to visit Minsk. It is goo that the Belarusian-Moldovan relations are steadily positive and advance in a friendly and constructive atmosphere.

The ambassador, in turn, said that Moldova views Belarus as a friendly and fraternal country. “Our countries do not have anything to argue about,” Gheorghe Hioara noted. “Our human and economic relations remain at the highest level.” The ambassador remarked that he fell in love with Belarus and its hospitable and talented people. The diplomat underlined that the countries have never had any barriers and this will hopefully remain so in the future. The Moldovan side hopes that the Belarusian-Moldovan cooperation will only expand in the future, including in the Eurasian Economic Union.