Olaf Scholz, German Chancellor: "The EPC Summit is a confirmation that Moldova is not alone and that it has Europe's support"

Radio Moldova, 26 May 2023 18:10

"Moldova is not alone and has Europe's support!" - The assurance comes from German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who confirmed his presence at the European Political Community (EPC) Summit on 1 June in Moldova. The event will bring together 50 European presidents, prime ministers and officials to discuss solutions to Europe's most pressing problems, such as peace, security and energy resilience.

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