• 07.03.2008

On Friday, March 7, at LeoGrand Hotel & Convention Centre, the American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova held its Annual General Member Meeting (see photos below). The event was of a great success. A large number of AMCHAM members, partners and guests were attending the meeting. Mr. Michael D. Kirby, the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova was the guest of honor at this Meeting. Mr. Igor Dodon, the Minister of Economy and Trade and Mrs. Natalia Catrinescu, Head of the General Department for Macroeconomic Policies and Development Programmes under the Ministry of Economy and Trade, were the guest speakers presenting the National Development Strategy of Moldova for 2008-2011. Another guest speaker was Mrs. Valentina Badrajan, the Team Leader for Developing the COMPACT Program, accompanied by Mr. Valentin Bozu, Lead Economist. Mrs. Badrajan made a presentation on the Republic of Moldova�s country proposal for Compact assistance. This presentation was especially opportune as at the end of February, this year, the Republic of Moldova finalized and submitted to Millennium Challenge Corporation the Compact Program proposal. It includes four projects related to roads rehabilitation, energy sector efficiency growth, transition to high value-added agriculture and development of primary rural health care.Another presentation was made by two of AMCHAM members: Lucia Candu, Eurasia Foundation, and Rodica Verbeniuc, Moldcell SA, referring to creation within AMCHAM of a CSR Committee. This presentation was an appeal to all AMCHAM members, interested in developing some CSR-related activities and fighting for CSR principles, to join the existing CSR Working Group within AMCHAM. There were, also, presented by John Maxemchuk, AMCHAM President, and AMCHAM Team activities developed by AMCHAM in 2007, as well as its plans for 2008. Following the presentations, AMCHAM members voted for some amendments to AMCHAM Charter. Some more details on AMCHAM activities projected for 2008 you will find on our website. Also, in the nearest future AMCHAM will be launching its Annual Report where you�ll find the exhaustive information on AMCHAM former, current and future activities.

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