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Ambassador's meeting with the US Representatives

On November 3, 2011, Ambassador of Moldova Igor Munteanu met with the U.S. Representatives Eliot L. Engel and Gregory W. Meeks of New York.The discussions were focused on the priorities of Moldova - U.S. relations, including the development of cooperation between the Moldovan Parliament and the U.S. Congress.Moldovan Ambassador updated U.S. Representatives on Moldova’s efforts to graduate from the Jackson-Vanik trade restrictions. In this regard Ambassador Munteanu thanked Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia Meeks for his personal contribution, by cosigning the draft bill introduced in the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means on April 8, 2011 by Representative Dave Reichert. Representative Engel was also briefed about the positive impact as of result of the repealing the JVA restrictions on Moldovan products which would provide a needed impetus for closer U.S. economic and political engagement with the Republic of Moldova. 
Congressmen Meeks and Engel expressed their willingness to contribute to the Moldovan-U.S. strategic partnership as well to play a more active role to increase the parliamentary cooperation between our countries. Also, both Meeks and Engel expressed readiness to pay attention to the needs of the Moldovan American community.