Moldovan acting PM addresses congratulatory message on occasion of Europe Day
17:42 | 09.05.2021 Category: Official
Chisinau, 9 May /MOLDPRES/ -Acting Prime Minister Aureliu Ciocoi today conveyed a congratulatory message on the occasion of the Europe Day, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.
The message reads:
„Dear fellow countrymen,
Today, we mark a day which has been and is relevant for our country – the Europe Day.
Undoubtedly, Moldova finds again its place in Europe through culture, degree of civilization, as well as its history. What makes a state to identify itself as really European depends on the values which its society consciously share – I mean the human dignity, democracy, freedom, supremacy of law, observance of the fundamental human rights, tolerance, the strongly pronounced equality and solidarity.
All these elements actually stayed at the basis of the European civilization, when 71 years ago, following the disastrous World War II, the European leaders ruled to ensure the lasting peace and development of the entire continent. The fruit of these not at all easy reflections got to be contained in the so-called Schuman Declaration, which laid the foundations of the gradual economic integration and then the political one of the European states. This model proved to be a successful one and inspired more countries on the way of the contemporary civilizational modernization, including for Moldova.
Thus, the signing, seven years ago, of the Moldova – European Union Association Agreement meant the anchoring of our country not only in the processes of political cooperation and economic integration with EU, but also strengthened our relations with the European value space. We clearly and firmly committed to observe and promote these values.
As citizen of this beautiful country, which has a huge potential, but which has not been turned to account at its true value in the last 30 years, I want the changes brought by the European integration to be as visible as possible in each community, to be felt by each of you. Let us together enjoy state’s efficient institutions, which are to take care of the people, reliable and really independent justice, qualitative infrastructure and decent living standards.
I find out with deep gratitude that the European Union and the member states in the last years have been reliable partners of Moldova. We have a consolidated political dialogue, we are more and more economically and commercially integrated. At the same time, we continue efforts of implementing, it is true, sometimes with delay, of the European standards in all sectors of our life and the country’s citizens, for seven years already, have been travelling freely to the geographic area of the European Union. We work together in continuation, in order to reform the justice and combat the corruption.
The Europe Team is also a friend which helps us in difficult moments. The solidarity proved by the European Union in counteracting the COVID-19 pandemic is unequivocally highly appreciated by our country. On this period, tons protection equipment and hundreds of medical devices have been delivered to our country. Moldova was the first country of the eastern neighbourhood to benefit from anti-Covid vaccine on behalf of EU, for which we are deeply grateful, especially to Romania and the corps of European civil servants, who worked for the activation of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Also, Moldova was the first country of Europe to benefit from consignments of vaccine on behalf of the COVAX platform – the Platform to which EU is one of the principal contributors.
We thank the European partners from the bottom of the heart.
For me personally, Europe means especially the European values, the spirit of solidarity, determination to work together in order to edify a better, safe, stable and prosperous future.
I am confident, dear citizens, that we will together become that society, for which the European values, the market economy, the fundamental human rights are unquestionable and irreversible in the spirit of the national interest and to edify Europe at home, here in our nice country Republic of Moldova.
Congratulations on the Europe Day!’’