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Moldova's parliament endorses cabinet of PM Valeriu Strelet

July 30, 2015, 17:47 UTC+3 CHISINAU

As many as 51 of the total 101 deputies voted for it

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CHISINAU, July 30. /TASS/. Moldova's parliament has endorsed by a tiny margin of one vote the cabinet led by Prime Minister Valeriu Strelet and its programme of action.

As many as 51 of the total 101 deputies voted for it.

The cabinet consists of members of the right-wing pro-Western Democratic, Liberal Democratic and Liberal parties, who have re-created Alianta pentru Integrare Europeana (Alliance for European Integration) in the wake of resignation of the previous cabinet led by Chiril Gaburici.

"The new government will make struggle with the economic crisis sweeping all branches of the economy, struggle with corruption, and solution of social problems, including timely payments of wages and pensions, its priorities," Strelet said.

As the main foreign policy priority, he named "a buildup of political association with and economic integration in the EU for the purpose of getting the status of a candidate country for accession, and promotion of a strategic dialogue with the U.S. and Romania."

Strelet also promised "consolidation of strategic, multifaceted, and friendly relations with Ukraine, with due accent made on European integration."

In addition, he spoke about "a greater dynamism of political dialogue with the Russian Federation for the purpose of normalizing bilateral relations, including the ones in trade, energy sector, and migration, with full implementation of provisions of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation." Strelet said.

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