He suggested the use of Moldova as a platform for negotiation of East and West

© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable in Photobacterium of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon. Archival photoHe suggested the use of Moldova as a platform for negotiation of East and West© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable the image Bank

Moldova wants and can become a platform for negotiations between the West and the East, maintaining good relations with all countries, said the President of the Republic Igor Dodon.

«We can and want to become a platform for negotiations between the West and the East. This is our main strategy – we want to be friends with both Europe and the United States of America and Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union», — he noted, speaking at a summit of the International organization of La Francophonie in Yerevan.

According to him, the national interests of Moldova are focused on how to build a balanced foreign policy. The country has concluded free trade agreements with the European Union, the CIS countries, as well as with Turkey and other States.

«This allows us to develop the economy, not getting involved in any geopolitical games of one against the other. We are committed to a common Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok. This is a major project for us for the future,» added the President.

International organization of La Francophonie was created in 1970 in Niamey (Niger) under the name of the Agency for cultural and technical cooperation. In 1998, the organization received its current name. The main task of the MOF is promoting the development of multifaceted cooperation between the fully or partially French-speaking States. The organization unites 56 members, representing different States or parts of States in the world, as well as 19 observers, including Ukraine and the Baltic States.

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