A meeting was held between India's Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Ms. Shobha Karandlaje, and Mr. Vladimir Bolea, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry of Moldova, on 31 July 2023 at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.
During the meeting, Ms. Shobha Karandlaje referred to the 31 years of close and friendly diplomatic relations between India and Moldova. The Indian minister also referred to the declaration of the year 2023 as the International Year of Millets (IYOM) by the United Nations on the proposal of the government.
Mr. Bolea also expressed Moldova's interest in exporting vegetable oils to India and importing fertilizers and pesticides from India. He expressed Moldova's support to India for UN Security Council membership in 2027 and expressed interest in exporting wine and apple products to India.
Background India and Moldova Relations:
India recognized Moldova as an independent country on 28 December 1991 and diplomatic relations were established on 20 March 1992.
The geographical location of Moldova:
The Republic of Moldova is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east and south.
Republic of Moldova:
Capital - Chisinau
Currency - Moldovan Leu
Official Language - Moldovan (Romanian)
Prime Minister - Dorin Recean