Visit of Mr. Motome Takisawa,
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, to Moldova


  Mr. Motome Takisawa, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, pay a visit to the Republic of Moldova on September 6-8, 2016.


1. Meetings with Moldovan high-ranking officials


(From left) Vice-Minister Takisawa and President Timofti
(©Presidential Administration)

Meeting with Prime Minister Filip (right)
(©Prime Minister’s office)

Meeting with Foreign Minister Galbur (first on
the right)(©MFAEI)


  On September 7, Vice-Minister Takisawa paid courtesy visits to H.E. President of the Republic of Moldova Mr. Nicolae Timofti, H.E. Prime Minister Mr. Pavel Filip as well as H.E. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Mr. Andrei Galbur, respectively.
  Vice-Minister Takisawa stated that Moldova is an important partner which shares fundamental values with Japan, and that the opening of the Embassy in Moldova in January 2016 provides an excellent opportunity for Japan to continue cooperation with Moldova in a much closer manner, both in bilateral context and in international arena. The Moldovan side welcomed the statement of Vice-Minister.
  President Timofti, in his turn, noted the importance of Japan’s continued development assistance to Moldova as well as the necessity to increase the volume of bilateral trade. Prime Minister Filip expressed his expectations that Japanese companies would further invest in Moldova. During the meeting with Foreign Minister Galbur, both sides agreed to intensify cooperation in international arena.


2. The official opening reception of the Embassy of Japan in Moldova


(From left) President Timofti, Vice-Minister Takisawa,
Ambassador Yoshii (©Presidential Administration)

Kagami-biraki ceremony (Left: Mrs. Palihovici,
Deputy President of Parliament)


  On September 7, the reception dedicated to the inauguration of the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Moldova was held. This event was organized in honor of the establishment of the Embassy in January 2016 and the arrival of the new Ambassador to Moldova Mr. Masanobu Yoshii at the end of August.
  Vice-Minister Takisawa gave a speech on behalf of the Japanese Government, expressing his hope for further development of Japan-Moldova bilateral relations.
  President Timofti congratulated Japan with the opening of its Embassy in Chisinau and wished much success to Ambassador Yoshii in his new diplomatic mission.
  The reception was also attended by the members of Moldovan Government, diplomats from multiple embassies and international organizations, as well as representatives of various cultural and sports organizations.


3. Ceremony dedicated to the implementation of the Japanese Yen Loan Project for Improvement of Medical Care Service


(From left) Ambassador Yoshii, Vice-Minister
Takisawa, Health Minister Glavan, Director of
Emergency Medicine Institute Ciocanu

Medical equipment provided by Japan


  On September 7, Vice-Minister Takisawa attended the Ceremony dedicated to the implementation of the Project for Improvement of Medical Care Service at the Emergency Medicine Institute. The Government of Japan is financing this project with the loan of 5.926 billion Japanese Yen.
  At the ceremony, Minister of Health Mrs. Ruxanda Glavan and Director of the Emergency Medicine Institute Mr. Mihail Ciocanu expressed their high appreciation for the generous support from Japanese people for the implementation of the project. Vice-Minister Takisawa, in his turn, noted that the use of Japanese equipment purchased within the project will provide safe and high quality medical services and promote the building of a healthy society with a longer life expectancy.
  This project supports the procurement of medical equipment for the Emergency Medicine Institute as well as other core hospitals in Moldova.