Moldova celebrates 21 years of independence


Chisinau to ratify this autumn the border regime Treaty with Romania.

The Republic of Moldova yesterday celebrated 21 years since the founding of the state. In the morning, the prime minister of Moldova, Vlad Filat, the president of the Republic, Nicolae Timofti and the speaker of the Parliament, Marian Lupu laid wreaths at the monument of Prince Saint Stephen the Great and attended the show organised on this occasion: “There are 21 years since, by the will of the people of our country, we split from and empire and declared ourselves independent, in an act sanctioned by the Great National Assembly and the Parliament of the republic. (…) We chose to be free, although it is true that, at certain points of our history after 1991, we could have used our freedom more wisely,” President Nicolae Timofti said on this occasion, quoted by Mediafax. “The most important thing is – I think – to live by the written rules we set ourselves, instead of obscure, illegal arrangements that generate corruption, uncertainty, even chaos,” he added. PM Vlad Filat, too, had an address: “In its short history, the Republic of Moldova was confronted by several challenges and problems. I mean the tragic events on the Nistru (River), the political and economic crises we had to overcome periodically, the permanent attempts by forces hostile to the independence of the country to divide the Moldovan society and permanently keep it on barricades. But we knew how to resist and move forward,” Filat said, according to a press release issued by the Moldovan government. “I am firmly convinced that our state can become one with high standards of democracy and prosperity,” the PM of Moldova added.If the high officials of the state had optimistic messages, Vladimir Voronin, the leader of PCRM said – quoted by the Adevarul newspaper – before going to the wreath laying ceremony at the tomb of Stephen the Great: “We have no reason for pride.”During the whole day, on a large screen located in the center of Chisinau, the Ministry of Culture displayed videos about the Republic of Moldova, against a musical background. The inhabitants of the Capital were invited to attend fireworks and a recital of Geta Burlacu & ‘Stefanet Marcel Orchestra,’ starting at 10.00 PM.The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) yesterday saluted the 21st anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Moldova. According to a MAE press release, Foreign Minister Titus Corlatean sent a congratulation message to his counterpart Iurie Leanca: “I am glad to remark, at this anniversary moment, the remarkable level of the political dialogue between Bucharest and Chisinau, amplified by the wealth of common values and the spiritual links shared by our peoples. Let me assure you of my full commitment to further consolidate the Strategic Partnership between our states and the entire support granted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania to all your efforts meant to support the European road of the Republic of Moldova.”

2 Comments

  1. nad says:

    Independence! What a joke! They are still a puppet of Russia!

  2. SteveH says:

    So if Moldova considers it legitimate to declare itself independent why is the same right not granted to Transnistria?
    Another case of selective democracy.

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