The Protocol on the establishment of diplomatic relations between the French Republic and the Republic of Moldova was formally signed on March 11, 1992, before a Treaty of friendship, understanding and cooperation signed on January 29, 1993. Other agreements followed, in particular an agreement on cultural, scientific and technical cooperation in 1994. Trade relations between France and Moldova remain modest at present, even though France is one of the main foreign investors in Moldova, in particular with the companies Orange (telecom), the Lafarge cement manufacturer, the Lactalis dairy group... Both countries have their respective embassies in Paris and Chișinău. Read more..