The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has expressed hope that the next president of Moldova will respect territorial integrity of sovereign states. The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine announced this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports. The statement reads that following instructions from President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted an interdepartmental meeting on November 2 to discuss vital issues of the Ukraine - Moldova relations with participation of Ukraine's Ambassador to Moldova Ivan Hnatyshyn. The aim of the meeting was to endorse a strategy of the development of the relations with Moldova and the agenda of the bilateral dialogue. The meeting addressed the developments of the election campaign in Moldova and results of the first round of the presidential elections. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed hope that any president of Moldova elected at democratic elections will respect basic principles of the international law, the sovereignty and territorial integrity of sovereign states. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on October 31 Ukraine recalled its Ambassador to Moldova Ivan Hnatyshyn for consultations. The Republic of Moldova held the first round of presidential elections on October 30. Igor Dodon, a pro-Russian candidate from the Party of Socialists, leads in the elections with 48% of votes. Media reported that Igor Dodon said Crimea belonged to Russia.