Vlad Plahotniuc discussed with Romanian politicians their support for the European path of the Republic of Moldova
The Chairman of the Democratic Party of Moldova, Vlad Plahotniuc, held a meeting on Friday with Andi Cristea, Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the Delegation to the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Association Committee, and with Titus Corlatean, Romanian senator and Member of the Foreign Policy Committee in the Romanian Senate.
During the discussions, MEP Andi Cristea expressed his confidence that after the parliamentary elections in the autumn, the Republic of Moldova will also be led by the pro-European government, and wished the democrats to succeed in the elections.
„I wish you to be very successful in this autumn elections. We want to continue the European vector of development of the Republic of Moldova. You can count on our support. Now, it is important the seriousness that the Government of Pavel Filip showed and which was confirmed by the Council’s conclusions adopted earlier this week should continue”, Mr. Cristea said.
At the same time, the MEP welcomed the high-level dialogue that took place in Chisinau on Friday and called the Republic of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine for cooperation.
„Moldova together with Ukraine and Georgia has succeeded in standing out within the Eastern Partnership and, given the necessary level of political ambitions, in getting closer to what it means to form a European future as a member of the European Union”.
Romanian senator Titus Corlatean highly appreciated the results of DPM governance and noted that „it is important for us to continue to have a pro-European partner, including after the parliamentary elections in this autumn. It is good news that Republic of Moldova, especially in the last two years, enjoyed political stability and the governance that produces results, economic growth consistent with a number of reforms that have advanced and should continue.”
For his part, the DPM Chairman Vlad Plahotniuc touched upon the European plans of the Republic of Moldova in terms of reforms and concrete results that the Ruling Coalition provides to citizens. At the same time, Vlad Plahotniuc thanked, on behalf of the DPM, for Romania’s continuing interest in the Republic of Moldova and the fact that the neighboring country is using its position in Brussels to help Moldova.
„We felt support and help, the shoulder of Romania, when we had a very hard time. It cannot be forgotten. Probably, in 2016 Romania was the only one who still believed in Moldova. It is very important for us, and we appreciate the support you give us.”
We remind that on Friday, 2 March, the Interparliamentary Conference ‚Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Eastern Partnership and Current Security Challenges’ was held in Chisinau on the initiative of the presidents of the Parliaments of the Republic of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine in cooperation with the Atlantic Council of the United States. The conference aimed to discuss issues of disinformation, information security, energy security, as well as common problems related to economic growth and modernization of the institutions of the countries from the region.