President Klaus Iohannis promulgated on Monday the law establishing 27 March – the Day of Basarabia’s Union with Romania as national holiday.
The Presidential Administration reveals, in a release sent to Agerpres, that the promulgated law has a special significance, marking an important moment of Romania’s history.
“The Country Council in Chisinau decided on 27 March 1918 the Union of Basarabia with Romania. This historic act opened the process of the Great Union, completed with the Great Assembly in Alba Iulia on 1 December 1918, when Romanians in Transylvania, Banat, Maramures and Crisana decided, in their turn, to unite with the country, the event of founding the modern Romanian state, the centenary of which will celebrate next year. […] At the same time, Romania remains fully engaged in supporting the European route of the Republic of Moldova. The European integration of the Republic of Moldova represents, according to the National Defence Strategy of the country a national objective of foreign policy, being assumed formally through the Declaration regarding the creation of a Strategic Partnership between Romania and the Republic of Moldova in 2010,” the release mentions.
Moreover, it’s underscored that “the European integration is the only rode that can offer a prosperous future to the citizens of the Republic of Moldova.”
‘”This mutual objective of the Republic of Moldova and Romania can be accomplished only through a deep process of reforms, through a comprehensive modernization of the state and its institutions, according to the European values and standards, a process which Romania is firmly supporting,” the release points out.
The head of state conveys to all Romanians the warmest wishes on the occasion of celebrating 27 March as the Day of Basarabia’s Union with Romania.