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Moldova intends to denounce two agreements with the CIS.

Moldova intends to denounce two agreements with the CIS.

Members of the parliamentary commission on foreign policy and European integration approved at the meeting advisory opinions on the denunciation of two agreements signed within the framework of the CIS, the press service of the parliament reported.

“The agreement between the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) on strategic armed forces of December 30, 1991 will be denounced. The denunciation of this agreement is timely in the context of the fact that the Republic of Moldova does not possess nuclear weapons, and cooperation within the CIS excludes interaction political sphere, the emphasis is on economic cooperation,” the release published on the parliament’s website noted.

It is also expected to denounce the agreement on cooperation in the field of prevention and elimination of the consequences of natural and man-made emergencies, which was drawn up in Minsk on January 22, 1993, as amended by the protocol on October 30, 2015 in Dushanbe.

“According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, the denunciation of this agreement takes place as a result of minimal interaction in this segment of cooperation, its non-application, as well as inconsistency with realities. The agreement and the additional protocol are two inalienable acts, so their denunciation will be simultaneous,” the statement stressed.

Since last year, the Moldovan authorities have been talking about the need to denounce a number of agreements with the CIS. To date, the Cabinet of Ministers has approved the rupture of three agreements: an agreement on the unimpeded operation of the Mir Interstate Television and Radio Company in the republic, an agreement on the exchange of information on the protection of the external borders of the CIS member states, and an agreement on general conditions for the supply of goods between organizations of the CIS member states. The ministries intend to analyze all agreements with the CIS and denounce those that have become “ineffective”, hoping to replace them with bilateral agreements with countries that are members of the Commonwealth. In addition, by order of the leader of the ruling Action and Solidarity party, Igor Grosu, the Cabinet of Ministers will prepare a bill on Moldova’s withdrawal from the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly.

Relations with Russia today are maintained at the level of embassies.

According to opinion polls, the majority of Moldovans are in favor of maintaining economic, political and cultural ties with Russia. Thus, the Institute of Marketing and Sociological Polls (IMAS) of the republic published the results of a study at the end of February, in which it was noted that 69% of respondents were against breaking off economic relations with Russia. 70% and 73%, respectively, are against breaking diplomatic relations and cultural ties with Russia.