The most important bilateral agreements between the Republic of Hungary and the Republic of Moldova

  • Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the Republic of Hungary for the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of tax evasion on income and property (Budapest, 19 April 1995),
  • Agreement between the Republic of Hungary and the Republic of Moldova on the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments (Budapest, 19 April 1995), 
  •  Consular agreement between the Republic of Hungary and the Republic of Moldova (17 November 2005),
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Moldova and 
  • Government of the Republic of the Republic of Hungary concerning readmission of citizens of one state residing illegally in the other state (Budapest, June 4, 1997),
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Hungary and the Government of the Republic of Moldova on international in-land transport of passengers and goods (Budapest, June 4, 1997),
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Hungary and the Government of the Republic of Moldova on cooperation against terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crime (Budapest, June 4, 1997),
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Hungary and the Government of the Republic of Moldova on cooperation in the field of phytosanitary and plant protection (Chisinau, 27 September 1997),
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Hungary and the Government of the Republic of Moldova on cooperation in the field of tourism (Chisinau, 27 September 1997),
  • Cooperation Agreement between the Ministry of Welfare of the Republic of Hungary and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova (Chisinau, 27 September 1997),
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Hungary and the Government of the Republic of Moldova concerning the maintenance of the monuments of war soldiers and civilian victims, their legal status and the perpetuation of graves (Chisinau, March 2, 1998),
  • September 17, 2007 the Hungarian National Assembly approved the protocol signed between the Governments of Hungary and the Republic of Moldova on 17 November 2005, on the succession of the parties regarding previously concluded agreements with the Soviet Union.,
  • Agreement on Cooperation between the Customs Service of the Republic of Moldova and Hungarian Republican Office for customs and financial security, as well as the cooperation agreement between the antitrust agencies of the Republic of Hungary and the Republic of Moldova were signed in November 2007., 
  • Agreement on Cooperation between the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Hungary and the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Moldova, signed during the visit of the Attorney General of the Republic of Hungary to Chisinau (12-14 February 2008)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Hungary and the Republic of Moldova on economic cooperation signed by H.E. Mr. Valeriu Lazar, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Minister of Economy and H.E. Mr. György Varga, dr., Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Hungary on February 23 2010, in Chisinau.
  • From 31 August to 2 September 2014 Péter Szijjártó, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, visited Chisinau and participated in the ministerial meeting of the “Friends of Moldova” group.
  •  From 25 to 26 September 2014 the 2nd meeting of the Hungarian-Moldovan Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation took place in Chisinau. Hungarian delegation was led by László Szabó, Deputy Minister.
  •  From 5 to 6 March 2015 István Mikola, State Secretary for Security Policy and International Cooperation, visited Republic of Moldova in the framework of the common visit of V4 Deputy Ministers for Foreign Affairs.
  •  From 2 to 3 July 2015 Csaba Hende, Minister of Defense, paid an official visit to the Republic of Moldova and attended the inauguration of the monument of Hungarian civilians and soldiers who lost their lives on the territory of Moldova in the period 1945-1948.
  •  From 18 to 20 May 2016 Monica Babuc, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Moldova, visited Budapest. During the visit Bilateral Cultural Cooperation Protocol for the period 2016-2018 was signed.
  •  On 23 June 2016 the 3rd meeting of the Hungarian-Moldovan Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation took place in Budapest.

 

A brief overview of the history of Moldovan-Hungarian bilateral relations

Hungary among first countries recognized the independence of the Republic of Moldova on 26 December 1991. Establishment of diplomatic ties between our countries on 16 January 1992 was followed by mutual opening of diplomatic missions.

By now bilateral relations are regulated by numerous treaties. There are no disputable issues between our countries. The bilateral relations are characterized by the developing and consolidating cooperation and friendly ties. In its governmental level cooperation with the Moldovan partners, the Hungarian side is guided by the aim to contribute to the European integration process related goals of Moldova, by the co-operation in various development programs, by the intention of harmonization of positions on various topics in the field of security policy and strengthening the economic relations.

 

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. In project planning process the needs matching the country’s development aims play dominant role. By sharing our gained experiences, implementation of projects we effectively help the process of democracy building, support achievement of foreign policy goals aimed at strengthening the integrational relation system. In this regard priority is given to projects supporting democratic transition, country’s approach towards European standards as well as development of institutions. Besides this we continue support of the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia, which enjoys a privileged position among our development target areas in Moldova. 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. 

 

Timeline of important visits between the Republic of Hungary and the Republic of Moldova

 

  • 26 December 1991 - the Republic of Hungary among the first foreign countries has recognized the Republic of Moldova.
  • During the visit of H.E. Mr. Géza Jeszenszky, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, on 16 January 1992 diplomatic relations between the Republic of Hungary and the Republic of Moldova were established.
  • In April 1995 – H.E. Mr. Mircea Snegur, President of the Republic of Moldova, paid an official visit to Hungary at the invitation of H.E. Mr. Árpád Göncz, President of the Republic of Hungary.
  • 6 March 1996 - the Moldovan Parliament has ratified the basic treaty between the Republic of Hungary and the Republic of Moldova.
  • 3-4 June 1997- H.E. Mr. Ion Ciubuc, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, made an official visit to Hungary.
  • 27-28 October 1997 – H.E. Mr. Árpád Göncz, President of the Republic of Hungary made an official visit to Moldova at the invitation of H.E. Mr. Petru Lucinschi, President of the Republic of Moldova.
  • 20-21 February 2003 – H.E. Mr. Vladimir Voronin, President of the Republic of Moldova paid an official visit to Hungary at the invitation of H.E. Mr. Ferenc Mádl, President of the Republic of Hungary.
  • In October 2005 the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, H.E. Mr. Marian Lupu made an official visit to Hungary.
  • 17-18 November 2005 – H.E. Mr. Andrei Stratan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova, made official visit to Hungary.
  • 30-31 March 2007 H.E. Mrs. Katalin Szili, Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary had a two-day visit to Moldova and met H.E. Mr. Vladimir Voronin, President of the Republic of Moldova and H.E. Mr. Vasile Tarlev, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova.
  • 25 April 2007 – H.E. Mrs. Kinga Göncz, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary, was present and gave a speech at the opening of the Common Application Centre.
  • 17 November 2007 – H.E. Mr. Vasile Tarlev, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, held official talks in Budapest.
  • In 2007 the following delegations visited the Republic of Moldova: Delegation of National Assembly of Hungary on Cooperation with the Republic of Moldova, the Minister of Justice and maintenance of public order, the Chairman of the Accounting Chamber, Secretary General of the Anti-Monopoly Agency, and the Parliamentary Ombudsman for Data Protection.
  • 12-14 February 2008 - Mr. Tamás Kovács, dr., Attorney General of the Republic of Hungary visited Chişinău.
  • 28-30 April 2008 – H.E. Mr. Marian Lupu, Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova was on an official visit in Hungary.
  • 16-17 September 2008 – H.E. Mrs. Katalin Szili, Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary, paid an official visit to Moldova.
  • 28 November 2008 - H.E. Mrs. Kinga Göncz, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary, took part in the meeting of foreign ministers of Central European Initiative countries, Chisinau. During the event, H.E. Mrs. Kinga Göncz also held bilateral talks with her Moldovan counterpart.
  • 29 November 2008 - H.E. Mr. Ferenc Gyurcsány, Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary, took part in the meeting of Heads of Governments of the Central European Initiative countries, Chisinau. During the meetings, the Prime Minister of Hungary met H.E. Mr. Vladimir Voronin, President of the Republic of Moldova, and H.E. Mrs. Zinaida Greceanîi, Prime Minister of Moldova.
  • 10-15 December 2008 - at the invitation of his Hungarian counterpart, the delegation of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova, headed by the Chairman, has been to Hungary on a business visit to get acquainted with the work of the Constitutional Court of Hungary.
  • 29 September 2009 - on the way back from Brussels to Moldova, in Budapest Airport – H.E. Mr. Vladimir Filat, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova and H.E. Mr. Iurie Leancă, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration had a meeting with H.E. Mr. Péter Balázs, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary.
  • 19 February 2010 - visit to Budapest of H.E. Mr. Iurie Leancă, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova. 
  • 23-25 February 2010, at the invitation of his Hungarian counterpart, Mr. Igor Corman, Chairman of the Committee of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, was on an official visit in Budapest. Besides bilateral negotiations, Mr. Corman participated at the meeting of chairpersons of parliamentary committees of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrad Four and EU Programme for the Eastern Partnership countries.
  • 25 February 2010 – H.E. Mr. Vladimir Filat, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova took part in the summit of heads of governments of the countries -participants in the Strategy Programme of the European Union on the Danube in Budapest. Besides the official part of the program, the Prime Minister of Moldova held bilateral talks with the leaders of the Hungarian government and opposition.
  • 2 March 2010 - H.E. Mr. Iurie Leancă, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, took part in the meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrad Four and the EU Programme for East Partnership member states, in Budapest.
  • 27-29 April 2010 - at the invitation of Mr. Tamás Kovács, Prosecutor General of the Republic of Hungary, Mr. Valeriu Zubco, Prosecutor General of the Republic of Moldova visited Budapest. The guest was received by high Hungarian officials, including H.E. Mr. Bela Katona, Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary.
  • 21 July 2010 – on his way back to Moldova from the World Encounter of Speakers of Parliaments in Geneva, President of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, H.E. Mr. Mihai Ghimpu made a short stop in Budapest and had a meeting with the Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly, H.E. Mr. Pál Schmitt.
  • 26 August 2010 – Mr. János Martonyi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary received Mr. Iurie Leancă, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, who was paying an official visit to Hungary.
  • 7 September 2010 – upon the invitation of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary, H.E. Mr. Viktor Orbán, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, H.E. Mr. Vladimir Filat paid an official visit to Hungary.
  • 30 September 2010 – on behalf of Hungary, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Zsolt Németh participated the third meeting of the “Friends of Moldova” held in Chisinau.
  • 25 October 2010 – H.E. the Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary, Mr. Viktor Orbán paid an official visit to the Republic of Moldova.
  • 16 June 2011 – in the framework of the summit of the heads of governments of the Visegrád countries and those, associated with that organization in Bratislava (Slovakia), a meeting took place between the Prime Ministers of the Republic of Hungary and the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Viktor Orbán and Mr. Vladimir Filat.
  • 28 and 29 June 2011 – Mr. Iurie Leancă, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova visited Budapest and attended the ceremony of the Institute of Tom Lantos (a political research institute named after the late member of the US Congress, of Hungarian origin, Tom Lantos).
  • On 7 and 8 December 2011, the European People’s Party held its congress in Marseille (France). On the margins of that event, an informal meeting took place between the chairmen of the member parties of Hungary and Moldova, Prime Ministers of the two countries, H.E. Mr. Viktor Orbán and H.E. Mr. Vladimir Filat.
  • 2 February 2012 – the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, H.E., Mr. János Martonyi paid a working visit to the Republic of Moldova.
  • Educational and Scientific Cooperation Programme for the period 2014-2016 (Budapest, 27 February 2014)
  • Agreement on cooperation in the field of tourism singed in the frame of the 2nd meeting of the Hungarian-Moldovan Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation (Chisinau, September 2014)
  • Bilateral Cultural Cooperation Protocol for the period 2016-2018 (Budapest, 2016 May)
  • Agreement on Collaboration between the Agency for Consumer Protection in Moldova and the Authority for Consumer Protection in Hungary (Budapest, June 2016)