CHISINAU, August 22. /ITAR-TASS/. Moldovan Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry Vasile Bumakov said on Friday the talks over the resumption of Moldovan exports to Russia have been constructive and that the dialogue will continue in Moscow.
"Everybody wants quick results, but such serious problems cannot be settled at one meeting," said Bumakov, expressing cautious optimism ahead of the negotiations with the Russian delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
The talks began on Thursday as Rogozin met with Moldovan Minister of Economy Adrian Candu over the Russian ban on certain Moldovan products. Moscow's decision to introduce customs duties on Moldovan goods starting from September 1 is also on the agenda.
Rogozin is expected to meet with Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca.
The Russian delegation includes representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor agricultural watchdog and the Federal Customs Service. The visit to Moldova coincided with the 70th anniversary of its liberation from the Nazis marked on August 24. On Friday, the Russian guests are to take part in World War II memorial events in Moldova's breakaway republic of Transdniestria.