3rd congress of natives of Republic Moldova, meeting of the youth representing diasporas in Ukraine, in Russia, Romania, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Belarus with the President of Moldova Vladimir Voronin. The president has paid attention, that support of the compatriots living outside of the country, is a priority of foreign policy of Republic Moldova in its relations with other states.
After a meeting ceremony of delivery of the state awards to representatives of the Moldavian communities in Ukraine, in Belarus and Russia has taken place.
For merits in development and strengthening of friendship and cooperation with the purpose of rapprochement and mutual enrichment of national cultures, the contribution to propagation of cultural wealth of the Moldavian people both fruitful public and creative activity by a medal "Meritul Civic" the cities of Reni (Ukraine) Oleg Burlja and the chairman of Republican public organisation "Comunitatea Moldova" cities of Minsk Antonina Valko are awarded the chairman of the Moldavian cultural society "Izvor". The Honorary title "Om Emerit" is appropriated to the head of Folklore ensemble "Etnos" from village Utkonosovka of Izmailsky area/Ukraina/Vasil Chepoju, and an honorary title "Mester-Faur" is awarded national умелец from Moscow Ilia Curkan.