Diaspora Days held in Moldova
17:30 | 20.08.2021 Category: Official
Chisinau, 20 August /MOLDPRES/ - The Diaspora Days are held in Moldova on 20-22 August 2021, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.
The Moldovan top leadership attended the official opening of the event: President Maia Sandu, PM Natalia Gavrilita, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs and European Integration Minister Nicu Popescu, government’s representatives, as well as decision-makers in charge of cooperation with the Diaspora from national and international institutions. As many as 120 Moldovan citizens from abroad of 18 countries were connected to the online discussions.
In her speech, PM Natalia Gavrilita said that the Moldovan citizens who live abroad needed the state’s support. Therefore, the government’s priority is also to edify an as productive as possible dialogue with the Diaspora.
„I have a great appreciation for such people as Marcel Spatari and Nicu Popescu, who left their jobs abroad to accept to lead complicated ministries on a difficult period for the country. On the next period, you will see professionals from the Diaspora appointed to leadership offices and other central public authorities. I am happy that citizens return locally as well – on 19 August two out of 12 government’s representatives in the territory came from the United Kingdom and Germany to their native settlements. These persons answered our call and were selected including on platforms announced by us, including Diaspora Conect,’’ the prime minister said.
Natalia Gavrilita noted that opportunities of involvement would be crated in the near future also for Moldovans who physically cannot return home. ‘’We will work with the Public Property Agency on the creation of a programme on participation of our fellow countrymen from abroad in the administrative boards of state enterprises, thus bringing new values of corporate governance at these institutions,’’ the PM informed.
Natalia Gavrilita pointed out the cabinet’s priority actions as to the implementation of policies which would prompt the Diaspora to return to Moldova, in order to turn to account its experience in key sectors. To this end, the government’s actions are aimed at backing our fellow countrymen in developing business; digitalization of services and extending the spectrum of consular acts, as well as the simplification of the procedure of their processing; facilitating the getting of the electronic signature, which would allow settling problems dealing with acts in any place of the world.
Each year, events dedicated to the Diaspora are organized at the end of the third week of August. The Diaspora Days are meant to bring together Moldovans from all over the world, leaders of associations and communities, valuable people, citizens who have meanwhile become well-known in Moldova