The most important bilateral agreements between the Republic of Hungary and the Republic of Moldova
A brief overview of the history of Moldovan-Hungarian bilateral relations Political Bilateral Relations
The Republic of Hungary has recognized the independence of the Republic of Moldova on 26 December 1991. The diplomatic relations between our countries were established on 16 January 1992.
After the establishment of diplomatic relations, also in 1992, the parties opened their diplomatic missions in the capitals. The bilateral relations are regulated by over fifty treaties and cooperation agreements. There are no disputable issues between our countries. The bilateral relations are characterized by the developing and consolidating cooperation and friendly ties. Expanding the cooperation with the Moldovan side at the governmental level, the Hungarian side is guided by the intention to contribute to the integration of Moldova into the European structures, to joint statements of the two countries within regional organizations on different issues, to the co-operation in various development programs, in the harmonization of positions on various topics in the field of security policy and to strengthening the economic relations.
Basis of bilateral policy
The Republic of Hungary supports the consolidation of sovereignty and the restoration of territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova. The Republic of Hungary, conducting the common foreign policy of the European Union sees Moldova as a priority partner. The Republic of Hungary supports Moldova's efforts of integration into the European structures and the successful implementation of the goals outlined in the Action Plan between the EU and the Republic of Moldova. Hungary substantially contributes to the establishment in the Republic of Moldova of economic relations peculiar to market economies, as well as to the development of institutions that will ensure the practical functioning of democratic norms in various spheres of life.
Hungary considers it highly important that the principles and values of a multicultural, multiethnic society became firmly rooted in the Republic of Moldova. Interaction in the fight against smuggling, illegal migration and organized crime are of mutual interest of both the countries. In the increasingly multifaceted cooperation between the two countries our goal is to strengthen the economic relations. Common Application Centre (CAC)
Following the proposal by the European Commission, the Republic of Hungary, in the premises of its Embassy in Chisinau set up a Common Application Center for visas. The aim of the project was to facilitate the process of getting visas for Moldovan citizens to those EU countries that do not have embassies or consulates in Moldova. Now the citizens of Moldova who would like to visit these countries do not have to travel to third countries to lodge the visa applications. The Centre was opened on 25 April 2007, in the presence of H. E. Mrs. Kinga Göncz, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
At the Common Application Center, the Embassy of Hungary issues visas for the countries which have signed inter-governmental representation agreements with the Republic of Hungary. Until recently, the Common Application Center represented 12 countries. On May 25, 2010 the Swiss Confederation joined the Center. (Information on the activity of the Centre and visa issues can be found on our website, under the heading "Common Application Centre".) Cooperation in the field of international development projects
The Republic of Moldova is a privileged partner of Hungary in the sphere of international development assistance and cooperation with other countries. Therefore when preparing and implementing the activity of Hungary in the sphere of development, Moldova enjoys a special attention, corresponding to its special status among other partners of Hungary. When preparing a project related to Moldova, the needs for the country’s development aims, articulated by the Moldovan side itself, are mostly taken into consideration. In order to contribute effectively to the process of building democracy in Moldova, Hungary shares its experience on specific issues and helps to implement the initiated projects. The Republic of Hungary offers assistance in implementation of foreign policy objectives with the aim of strengthening relations with partners in the field of integration, providing assistance at the level of experts in carrying out reforms in Moldova in the field of legal and electoral systems, developing the system of personal data protection and competition law. Accordingly, in providing assistance for the development of Moldova, Hungary gives priority to the projects that contribute to the democratization of Moldova and its rapprochement with EU standards, as well as assisting the setting-up of the network of the system of institutions in the country. Using the funds provided for such purposes, Hungary tends to develop projects in wide range of areas that are important for the development of the Republic of Moldova. This is partially aimed at the continuation of the successful cooperation initiated in the past. Having the feed-back of our partners, we can conclude that the projects we developed in Moldova got a positive response.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary, up to the present, has offered over 200 thousand Euro for financing projects, from the funds provided for such purposes.
Timeline of important visits between the Republic of Hungary and the Republic of Moldova