President Gjorge Ivanov met Wednesday with Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip and Parliament Speaker Andrian Candu. Ivanov and Filip welcomed the friendly relations between the two countries, expressing interest to boosting overall bilateral cooperation, Ivanov’s office said in a press release. They also examined the opportunities to increase economic cooperation through use of present potentials and improving the agreed framework between two countries. Ivanov noted that the Republic of Macedonia supports the European perspectives of Moldova and implementation of the agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the EU which includes directives for overall free trade area. He also expressed openness for exchange of experiences in regard to EU and preparedness for mutual assistance. At the meeting with Moldova’s Parliament Speaker Candu, Ivanov expressed hope that the cooperation between two institutions will strengthen in the future aimed at enhancement of bilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation.