Moldovan parliament speaker has meeting with Council of Europe's Secretary General
17:58 | 22.11.2021 Category: Official
Chisinau, 22 November /MOLDPRES/ - Parliament Speaker Igor Grosu today met Council of Europe’s Secretary General Marija Pejcinovic Buric, on a visit to Chisinau. Attending the meeting were also the members of the parliament’s Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the parliament’s communication and public relations department has reported.
The participants in the discussions tackled the legislative work on more sectors: reformation of justice and fighting corruption; promotion of human rights; Transnistrian conflict settlement.
Igor Grosu said that the Moldovan parliament had a full agenda on these fields and welcomed the fact that some legislative initiatives had been unanimously backed by the lawmakers, no matter their political affiliation. It is about the law on the Constitution’s amendment, which regards the Superior Council of Magistracy, as well as the setting up of a parliament’s special commission for monitoring and parliamentary control over the carrying out of Moldova’s reintegration policy. ‘’This is a good sign for the political establishment and the justice reform represents an important political commitment, assumed by the new parliament before the citizens,’’ the speaker stressed.
At the same time, Igor Grosu informed about the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. He specified that the women played an important role in the society and most standing commissions are led by women in the current parliament.
The parliament speaker highlighted, in particular, the constant support the Council of Europe had provided to Moldova during those 26 years since the country is member of this organization.
„We thank you for every support; we feel your attention for all processes from our country. It is an honour and responsibility for us, first of all, towards the expectations of the citizens, who want to live in a safe environment, in well-being and their rights should be observed,’’ the parliament speaker noted.
The sides showed interest in continuing the partnership, including within the Council of Europe’s Action Plan for Moldova for 2021-2024.