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Government approves draft laws for ratification of EU-R. Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia Association Agreements

The Government in the extraordinary meeting on Saturday approved three draft laws for the ratification of the Association Agreements between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their member states, on one side, and the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia, on the other side.

'We made a commitment: that immediately after the signing in Brussels of the Association Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Moldova in the first place, but also Georgia and Ukraine, we shall be, I hope, the first country to ratify these agreements. I talked with Prime Minister Leanca, whom I congratulated and who told me that today, at 10,00, they had a Government meeting for their own procedure. Today [Saturday] I want to formally adopt the draft laws on the ratification of the Agreements (...) and this way Parliament next week, in extraordinary session, will be able to pass the two laws which are going to be promulgated. (...) I am very glad. I even think it is a truly historic moment this step which the Republic of Moldova, in particular, but also Ukraine and Georgia take towards the EU,' the Prime Minister said, in the beginning of the extraordinary Government meeting.

Ponta added that Romania had the obligation to do 'concrete things' for the Republic of Moldova.

'If, until now, we have done concrete things - and I believe many of you will go in September-October to inaugurate the kindergartens the Moldovan Government is building with the money we allotted. We have been supporting Prime Minister Leanca, the Foreign Minister, but also the others, with MEPs, we have obtained the visa lifting,' Ponta also said.