I write at the end of a week that I dedicated mostly to Moldova, but also to a first look back at these five years of work.
On Monday I chaired the Association Council with Moldova in Brussels, together with Prime Minister Maia Sandu – press conference here. Over the last months, the Moldovan government has launched an ambitious reform process, and we – as the European Union – have decided to give our full support to this new phase. To confirm this new beginning in our relationship, on Thursday I travelled to Chisinau where I met the Prime Minister but also President Igor Dodon and Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu. Here is the press conference in Chisinau.
On Friday, back in Brussels, I was at the annual conference of the EU Institute for Security Studies: it was the occasion to look back at these five years of work, particularly at our commitment to protect the multilateral system and the progress on European defence. Here is my speech.
On Friday I also spoke with Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, to discuss Turkey’s activities off the island’s shores. Press release here.