Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Friday will pay an official visit to Chisinau, together with Deputy Prime Minister Liviu Dragnea, Education Minister Remus Pricopie and Health Ministry's Secretary of State Raed Arafat, to participate in the signing of several agreements aimed, among others, at supporting Moldova's education system and the system of interventions in emergencies.
Ponta made the announcement on Monday evening on Antena 3 private television broadcaster, during a talk show towards the end of which he was joined by Education Minister Remus Pricopie and Secretary of State Raed Arafat.
'There are people who need us more than we do. I mean here those of Moldova. They are Romanians, same as us, they speak the same language as we do, they had a more difficult life than we had. Together with the two ministers accompanying me here today, I shall go to Chisinau on Friday. Mr Arafat has worked very much together with the other institutions, obviously, to build a Mobile Emergency Service for Resuscitation and Extrication in the Republic of Moldova, too. Mr Pricopie and Mr Dragnea will join me, because, as you know, all the savings of the national budget last year, RON 90 million, went to the Republic of Moldova for the education system, so on Friday I want to go and sign the agreements concerning the destination of this money. (...) How are the Republic of Moldova and Romania going to be more united? If we raise our children in a better performing and similar education system,' said Ponta. AGERPRES