China and Moldova
In 2010, the relations between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Moldova continued to develop soundly and steadily.
The political relations between the two countries maintained the momentum of development. On 13 September, Prime Minister of Moldova Vladimir Filat attended the National Pavilion Day activities of Moldova at the Shanghai World Expo and the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, and met with Premier Wen Jiabao. From 22 to 25 March, President of Constitutional Court of Moldova Dumitru Pulbere visited China. From 29 April to 2 May, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Valeriu Lazar attended the Opening Ceremony of the Shanghai World Expo in China.
China and Moldova supported each other on major issues concerning each other's core interests and kept communication and consultation on multilateral occasions including the United Nations. Moldova has firmly backed China's position on matters related to Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang. The two sides offered each other assistance funds in the wake of earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters.
Economic cooperation and trade between China and Moldova developed smoothly. On 14 September, the fifth meeting of the intergovernmental committee on economic cooperation and trade was held in Beijing. China International Trade Representative and Vice Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng and Vice Prime Minister of Moldova Victor Osipov co-chaired the meeting. Enterprises of the two countries carried out active cooperation in infrastructure, telecommunications, wine trade and other fields. China's assistance grantis to Moldova achieved good results.
The two countries continued to enhance the cultural and people-to-people cooperation. The first Confucius Institute in Moldova co-founded by Northwest Normal University of China and Free International University of Moldova went well .