The relationships between Romania and the Republic of Moldova start to normalise after several years of tensions that culminated with visas being introduced for Romanian citizens. On Friday, the two states will sign several bi-lateral agreements that have been postponed for years by the ex-communist regime from Chisinau. The agreements address the light traffic at the border, the intergovernmental bi-lateral agreement regarding the cross-border points between the two countries and the protocol amending the intergovernmental agreement signed in 1992 in Bucharest addressing the protection of investments.

Moldavian PM Vlad Filat was quoted by Radio Romania Actualitati to say that the leadership in Chisinau wishes for a strategic partner and a privileged relationship with Romania.

The Moldavian Foreign Affairs minister Iurie Leanca expressed his wish for the two states to come out shortly with coherent proposals, despite the fact that the two countries stopped having ambassadors in April.

"The new Government in Chisinau aims through its programme to edify a European strategic partnership with Romania and we quickly agreed to restart the discussion with experts. I am absolutely convinced that when we talk openly, constructively, we will manage to proceed in a quick manner and with a maximum efficacy", Iurie Leanca added.