14 june, 2019

Moldova’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Nicolae Popescu, appointed to this post by the parliamentary PSRM/ACUM majority earlier this week, held a briefing in Paris on latest Moldovan developments.

Popescu wrote on his Facebook page afterwards that the briefing was organized in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France presiding in the Group of Seven (G7) presently.

“I was invited to hold a briefing on the situation in our country for nearly 50 diplomats from G7 countries – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Great Britain and the United States”, wrote Popescu.

In the course of his voyage to Paris, the new Moldovan foreign minister met with the Secretary of State for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, Amelie de Montchalin.

“We exchanged opinions with new Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicolae Popescu about the conditions that have to be observed for a peaceful transit of power in Moldova and for ensuring the supremacy of law”, Amelie de Montchalin wrote in Twitter.

Nicolae Popescu is continuing his visit to Paris, holding meetings with foreign diplomats. Before appointment to his new ministerial post earlier this week, Popescu worked at the Paris-based European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS).

Nicolae Popescu graduated from MGIMO and from Central European University at Budapest with a Master’s Degree. He worked at the European Politics Center in Brussels, at the European Council for External Policy in London, at the Paris-based European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), read lectures at University of Barcelona. In 2010-2013 he was Foreign Political Adviser to Prime Minister of Moldova.

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