The political groups that are part of the General Council of the Bucharest Municipality (CGMB) have symbolically signed a declaration on Romania’s union with the Republic of Moldova, Bucharest City Hall councillor Lucian Iliescu announced before the CGMB meeting on Wednesday.
“The Bucharest Municipality supports the immediate union with the Republic of Moldova localities that have openly and responsibly expressed or will express their desire to unite with the motherland, with Romania. We are asking the parliamentarians of the Republic of Moldova and Romania to issue a joint declaration on the reunification of the country and of the Romanian people, after which they should urgently draft and adopt a package of laws on Bessarabia’s reunification with Romania. While our unification today is symbolic, may God help it be a decisive step toward full union. Through the present declaration of union, we express the joy of celebrating alongside our brothers everywhere the Centennial of the Union,” Lucian Iliescu stated at the start of the CGMB meeting, while presenting the document.
The declaration signed by the councillors condemns the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact which only resulted in the annexation of Bessarabia, starvation, denationalisation, arrests, and deportations.
Iliescu emphasised that, although the document lacks a legal value, it has a moral value.
“Yesterday (Tuesday – editor’s note) marked 100 years since the signing, within the National Council of the Moldavian Republic, of the union of Bessarabia with Romania. We, the general councillors, must assume a declaration of union, an act that does not have a juridical value but has a significant moral value both for our Romanians in the Republic of Moldova and for us, as Romanians, for making the country whole,” Lucian Iliescu said.