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PENNSYLVANIA-RUSSIA BUSINESS COUNCIL WILL HOST DELEGATION FROM MOLDOVA LEAD BY THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - On Thursday March 16th, the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council and Foreign Policy Research Institute will host a luncheon seminar for a government delegation from the Republic of Moldova lead by the Honorable Nicolae Tabacaru, Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs. This event will take place from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM in the Pepper Conference Room, at the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP (guests should take the elevator to the 30th floor and walk up one flight of stairs). The address is 3000 Two Logan Square, 18th and Arch Streets in Philadelphia.

This program will follow a series of meetings held in Washington D.C. between the Moldovan delegation and leadership in the U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of State, U.S. National Security Council, U.S. Department of Commerce, and USAID Administration. Additionally, the Moldovan delegation will meet with IMF and World Bank representatives, the chairman of Eximbank, and the editorial boards of the Washington Post and the Heritage Foundation.

The focus of this event will be current developments in Moldova as well as business and investment opportunities including the following industries:

  • Telecommunications
  • Energy Sector
  • Food Processing

Dr. Harvey Sicherman, President of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and former aide to three United States Secretaries of State, will moderate the seminar.

The members of the Moldovan government delegation that will be present at the round table include:

Mr. Nicolae Tabacaru - Minister of Foreign Affairs (delegation leader)
Mr. Ceslav Ciobanu - Ambassador to the United States
Mr. Gheorge Gaberi - Minister of Economy (acting)
Mr. Constantin Sirghi - Deputy Minister of Agriculture
Mr. Vasili Bodiu - Deputy Chairman of the Privatization Department
Mr. Andrei Popov - First Secretary of Embassy of Moldova
Ms. Stela Scola - Manager with MoldTelecom (Moldova Telecommunications)

For more information, contact Val Kogan, PRBC President at (215) 963-7079.


Mr. Nicolae TABACARU
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova

Date and Place of birth:

August 20, 1955, Nadrecinoie, Odessa region, Ukraine

   

Higher Education:

Chisinau State University

 

Diplomatic Academy , Moscow

 

Diplomatic Courses of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Stockholm

Diplomatic Career:

1989

Protocol and Information Department, First Secretary

1990

Head of the Protocol Department

1990-1992

Diplomatic Academy, Moscow

1992

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Moldova to the UN, First Secretary

1992-1993

Head of the UN Department

1993

Diplomatic Courses of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Stockholm

1993

Head of the Protocol

1993-1996

Counselor, Minister-Counselor, Embassy of the Republic of Moldova to Belgium.

1996

Head of the General Department for Europe and North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1997

Adviser to the President of the Republic of Moldova on foreign affairs

1997 (May) – present

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova

   

Language ability:

Fluent in English, Russian and French

Marital status:

Married with two children



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