House of Lords written question – answered on 2nd April 2014.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans ministers have to visit Moldova or meet government representatives of that country.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend Mr Lidington, visited Moldova on 28 and 29 January following the successful visit of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond

(Yorks) (Mr Hague), in 2013. Mr Lidington met Prime Minister Iurie Leanca; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and EU Integration Natalia Gherman, leaders of the pro-European Coalition; leaders of the opposition; and the leader of the Gagauz autonomy, Mihail Formuzal. Whilst in Moldova Mr Lidington reiterated the UK’s support to Moldova in its European aspirations and support for the EU-Moldova Association Agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.

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