Lithuania will provide a consignment of COVID-19 vaccines to Moldova, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis informed in a meeting with acting Prime Minister Aureliu Ciocoi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, in Chisinau, IPN reports.
“We agreed that the Republic of Moldova will benefit from a batch of vaccines that Lithuania will donate to our country in the nearest future. This will enable to supplement the stock of COVID-19 vaccines in the Republic of Moldova,” stated Aureliu Ciocoi, thanking for the provided assistance.
The official said that they held very fruitful discussions, including on how to develop the bilateral relations. They agreed measures aimed at strengthening the Moldovan-Lithuanian relations and discussed Moldova’s cooperation with the EU and cooperation with regional and international organizations.
“I’m glad to ascertain and to inform you that we swiftly came to terms over all the aspects. We agreed an ambitious bilateral agenda. In the nearest future, you will see that the high-level political dialogue between Chisinau and Vilnius will be developed based on concrete actions,” noted Aureliu Ciocoi.
For his part, Gabrielius Landsbergis said times are not easy, but friendship exists and should exist, including in times of a pandemic. “Lithuania will continue to do its best to contribute and to combine forces with other states so as to ensure the vaccination of the population as swiftly as possible,” he stated.
The diplomatic relations between the Republic of Moldova and the Republic of Lithuania were established on July 8, 1992. About 50 bilateral agreements between Moldova and Lithuania have been signed by now and are in force.