§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if any application for the establishment of diplomatic relations and request to benefit from the know-how fund has been received from the Republic of Moldova; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
We have had diplomatic relations with Moldova since 17 January. The Moldovan Government have asked about the possibility of support from the know-how fund. We have indicated that we would respond to specific requests for support for projects in Moldova, and have invited proposals. No applications have been received to date for projects in Moldova.