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March 29, 2023

Iohannis: Installation of new Gov’t in Rep. of Moldova, a step towards overcoming political crisis

President Klaus Iohannis says that the installation of the new government in the Republic of Moldova is an important step towards the neighboring country – whose stability is key to both Romania and the EU – overcoming the political crisis.

“Through the installation of the new government that professes its pro-European option as a priority, the Republic of Moldova has taken an important step in overcoming the political crisis. The stability of this state is important for both Romania and the European Union,” reads the President’s message on the situation in the Republic of a Moldova posted on the website of the Presidential Administration.

In his opinion, the new Government in Chisinau has a lot to do in the next period, as the initiation and carrying out of major reforms is crucial.

“I carefully follow the political scene in Chisinau and I assure our partners they have Romania’s full support,” Iohannis said.

PM Ciolos on developments in Moldova: We await the investiture of a pro-reform cabinet

PM Dacian Ciolos stated on Wednesday that Romania is awaiting the investiture in Moldova of a government that promotes reforms and fight against corruption, as soon as possible.

”We are waiting for an invested government as soon as possible – with a governing programme that, we hope, will include the reforms awaited by citizens of Moldova – of fight against corruption, of streamlining the state, projects to relaunch the economy. Romania is ready to help Moldova both from a diplomatic point of view and from an economic point of view, but we are waiting to have the government, to see the governing programme and to be able to start concrete talks,” Ciolos stated in a press conference held at the Romanian Embassy in Paris.

The prime minister also expressed his hope that “things will go back to normal as soon as possible.”

”I can say on behalf of the Romanian Government that Romania supports Moldova,” Ciolos added.

The Moldovan Parliament approved on Wednesday the schedule of activities of the government and the list of ministers of the new Government, headed by PM Pavel Filip, Moldova-based outlets Radio Chisinau, Agora.md and Unimedia inform.

On Wednesday evening, thousands of people protested in front of the Chisinau Parliament after the investiture of the government led by Pavel Filip, Radio Chisinau, Timpul.md and Agora.md informed. According to reports, the protesters broke the back door of the Parliament building, entered and occupied a hallway and later started destroying the furniture and taking out the policemen that had taken refuge there. According to Radio Chisinau, the protesters attacked the policemen with tear gas.

The European Union, the delegation of the EU to Moldova and the US called for a return to calm and dialogue in order to overcome the tense situation in Chisinau.

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