Germany–Moldova relations

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Germany–Moldova relations
Map indicating locations of Germany and Moldova

Germany

Moldova

Germany–Moldova relations are foreign relations between Germany and Moldova. Germany has an embassy in Chişinău. Moldova has an embassy in Berlin. Germany was one of the first countries to recognise the independence on Moldova and to set up a diplomatic mission.[1]

History[edit]

Germany recognised independence of Moldova on 14 December 1991. The diplomatic relations between Moldova and Germany were established on 30 April 1992. Germany opened its embassy in Chişinău on 2 November 1992 and Moldova opened its own embassy in Bonn on 28 March 1995.[2]

In May 2006, the Moldovan president Vladimir Voronin visited Germany and met with Angela Merkel.[3] Merkel expressed Germany's interest in the Transnistrian problem's peaceful and quicker settlement with assistance from the European Union. Merkel also said the economic dimension of the bilateral Moldovan-German cooperation had "huge potential".[1] In October 2006, the President of Bundestag Norbert Lammert visited the Republic of Moldova.

On 26 June 2008, the German Parliament passed a motion supported by the majority of MPs that Germany recognised Moldova's European aspirations and reconfirmed its support for Moldova's European Union bid.[4]

Economic cooperation[edit]

Germany is one of the most important Western commercial partners of the Republic of Moldova. In 2007, Germany was the fourth biggest importer to Moldova. The value of goods exported from Moldova to Germany amounted to 145 million in 2007. The value of goods exported from Germany to Moldova was € 270 million. After it became an immediate neighbour of the European Union, Moldova benefits from the EU-Neighbourhood Policy and the awarded asymmetric trade preferences (ATP+) have interested numerous investors from Germany during the year. A number of German enterprises have opened local branches in Moldova. Among such large German companies are Knauf, Mabanaft, Südzucker and Metro AG.

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