MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moldova’s presidential candidate Igor Dodon said on Saturday he would seek to scrap the EU-Moldova Association Agreement if elected.
"One of my first foreign policy decisions will be to start trilateral talks with Russia and the European Union to revise the association agreement with the EU. I want to have this pact repealed to revive a bilateral deal with Russia," Dodon said on the sidelines of a conference in Moscow.
Moldova is preparing to elect a new president on October 30. Dodon, who leads the Party of Socialists (PSRM), is ahead in the polls with 30 percent of votes.
The EU-Moldova Association Agreement, including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), was signed in June 2014 and ratified in Chisinau the following month.