|On 20 – 21 of May 2007 the annual meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was held in Kazan, capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan (Russian Federation). In the framework of the meeting were examined the results of the activity of the EBRD in the year 2007, report of the donor-countries, opportunities for investments in the Russian Federation, in general, and in the Republic of Tatarstan, in particular, etc.
The annual meeting was attended by over 2000 representatives of the countries and organizations, working with EBRD, including the Republic of Moldova.
During the breaks between the sessions, Mr. Chirca conducted meetings with the high ranking representatives of the EBRD, discussing various aspects of cooperation between EBRD and Eximbank, which was initiated in the year 2006. In this context it was agreed to start 4 common projects with EBRD in the autumn of the 2007: financing the micro - and small enterprises, financing the small and medium enterprises, trade facilitation program and co-financing of investment products.