The main outcome of Monday's Russian-Moldavian negotiations, according to Vladimir Putin, was the signing of a basic treaty of friendship and cooperation between Russia and Moldavia. The Russian president indicated that by signing this document Russia and Moldavia "strengthened in a serious way the legal foundations of their growing political, economic and cultural ties". "The ultimate goal is to raise the quality of life of our peoples, and to guarantee peace, security and prosperity for them," Putin noted. According to him, the negotiations covered a wide range of bilateral and foreign policy issues. The two countries hold either close or practically coinciding positions on all subjects discussed, the president noted. This, according to Putin, concerns such problems as dealing with international terrorism and extremism and combating crime.