Dmitri Moruz: We must be attentive and ready to take opportunities offered by EPC Summit

IPN, 26 May 2023 16:50

The EPC Summit that will take place in Moldova will transmit a message to the whole world - that the country is a safe place - and this will bring value added for the general development potential of the county, director general of the Interethnic Relations Agency Dmitri Moruz said in a public debate hosted by IPN. H noted that the opportunities that will be opened up for cultural inte

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