The Delegation of the Republic of Moldova presented the Country Statement at the WIPO General Assembly

10/05/2021

The Delegation of the Republic of Moldova, which is participating in the 62nd Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), presented the country statement, in accordance with the agenda of the meeting. The statement of the Republic of Moldova at the WIPO General Assembly was presented by the head of the delegation, the Director General of the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI), Eugeniu Rusu.

Thus, the delegation of the Republic of Moldova aligned itself with the statement of the Regional Group of Central European and Baltic States, of which it is a part, positively appreciating the activity of the WIPO Secretariat and thanked the Member States for supporting Republic of Moldova’s candidacy for the presidency of the WIPO General Assembly.

“It is a signal of recognition and trust both for our candidate and the Republic of Moldova, which this year celebrates 30 years of independence and 30 years since we are members of WIPO,” said Eugeniu Rusu in his speech.

We remind you that in the current series of meetings, Tatiana Molcean, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the UN Office in Geneva and other International Organizations in Geneva was elected Chair of the WIPO General Assembly for the 2022-2023 years.

The representative of Moldova also wanted to inform the High Forum about the efforts made by the Government of Chisinau to manage the spread of COVID-19, stabilize the economy and increase the welfare of the population by implementing mechanisms to ensure public access to health care and a safe and robust socio-economic climate.

“We are convinced that intellectual property (IP) can and must support companies and also natural persons to increase their revenues and we welcome WIPO’s commitment to focus its efforts in the next biennium on expanding the use of IP for job creation, investment, growth of entrepreneurship, on an economic and social development focused on the young generation and gender equality.”, remarked the Moldovan official.

Among other topics mentioned by the delegation of the Republic of Moldova and also by other delegations of Member States present at the meeting were improving access to knowledge and education through digitization and artificial intelligence, as well as protection of cultural heritage and traditional knowledge by promoting the geographical indications system.

Facilitating access to medicines and in particular the availability of vaccines for all Member States, including by implementing an effective compulsory licensing system in case of health emergencies has also been at the top of the topics addressed by Member States.

In conclusion, the Director General of AGEPI reiterated his appreciation for the way in which the Director General of WIPO, Daren Tang, led the organization during the pandemic, while expressing his hope that the World Intellectual Property Organization will continue to support its member states, including in emergency management.