Moldovan president gives speech in European Parliament's plenum
18:16 | 18.05.2022 Category: Political
Chisinau, 18 May /MOLDPRES/ - President Maia Sandu today gave a speech in the plenum of the European Parliament. The head of state urged the European MPs to support the European path of Moldova and provide backing to the process of the country’s integration into the EU family. Maia Sandu was applauded in the end of her speech.
In the speech, the Moldovan president referred to the situation in the region in the context of the war in Ukraine, highlighting the Chisinau authorities’ actions in the process of management of the flow of refugees.
"On 24 February, Moldova found itself in a dark period. In several hours, our authorities started receiving tens of thousands of refugees, who were fleeing the brutality of this war. In just several weeks, our population of 2.6 million people increased by 4 per cent. Almost half a million of Ukrainians crossed our border and about 90,000 are still hosted by our citizens. We are overburdened, although we are determined to do our utmost, in order to help those in need. Although there are all these challenges, Moldova is determined to remain part of the free world. On 3 March, we signed the application on accession to EU. We made this choice for the aspirations of our people. We chose the accession to EU as a road towards freedom, prosperity and peace. A road for which much work and coordination will be necessary. I ask you for support for Moldova. The giving of the status of country candidate to Moldova is a good decision,’’ Maia Sandu said.
The head of state reiterated that Moldova, in continuation, opted for finding a peaceful and diplomatic solution to the conflict in Transnistria.