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Moldova: EU, country should respect Association Agreement

Authorities' task to establish relationships with Eurasian Union

19 April, 19:51
(ANSA) - BRUSSELS - The European Union takes note of the decision made by the states which are members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) to approve ''Moldova's application for observer status, presented by President Igor Dodon'', but at the same time expects ''that the Republic of Moldova, like all countries that have assumed legal obligations towards the EU, fully respects these obligations'' within the framework of the association Agreement (entered into force in July 2016) and Free Trade Agreement.

This is what an EC spokesperson said, commenting on the decision made last week in Kyrgyzstan by the Supreme Council of the EEU, the association created by Russian President Putin.

''It is primarily a task of the Moldovan authorities to outline the relations between the country and the EEU'', said the EU spokesperson, however, recalling the EU's commitment - as a trading partner - in terms of economic assistance to Moldova.

''The commitments included'' in the signed agreements, however, ''do not prevent the development of political and economic relations with other partners and in particular with its neighbours, on the contrary, they encourage them'' he underlined. (ANSA).

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