Traian Basescu and his wife have obtained the Moldovan citizenship, Ana Samson, the Moldovan Presidency’s Public Relations Advisor, stated for Mediafax. The decree was signed on Thursday by Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti.
Ex-President Traian Basescu and his wife Maria will take an oath of loyalty before the Moldovan Ambassador to Romania Mihai Gribincea, after they obtained the Moldovan citizenship on Thursday.
“Mr. Nicolae Timofti, President of the Republic of Moldova, signed today, June 9, the decree through which the Moldovan citizenship is conferred to Mr. Basescu Traian and Mrs. Basescu Maria,” a communique issued by the Moldovan Presidency reads.
The decrees will be published in the Official Gazette and afterwards Maria and Traian Basescu will take the oath before the Republic of Moldova’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Bucharest.
Traian Basescu and Maria Basescu filed for citizenship on March 8, however Traian Basescu had announced as early as 2013 that he wants to obtain Moldovan citizenship after he finishes his second presidential term. In fact, Traian Basescu paid his first trip abroad to Chisinau in April 2015.