Moldovan president encourages anti-corruption institutions to more efficiently cooperate with counterparts from European countries
20:25 | 23.11.2022 Category: Official
Chisinau, 23 November /MOLDPRES/ - „The corruption phenomenon represents a direct threat to the state’s security and our democracy and endangers the country’s territorial integrity, the well-being and life of the people.’’ President Maia Sandu made statements to this effect at the Annual Professional Conference of the European Partners against Corruption and European contact-point network against corruption (EPAC/EACN), held in Chisinau, the presidential press service has reported.
According to the head of state, Moldova is daily hit by manifestations of corruption and hybrid war. At the same time, the corrupt and criminal rings, led by people sought by the Moldovan justice and which are backed by Russia, try to stop the efforts of the governance to clean the justice and call to account those who had stolen public money from the citizens.
In the context, the head of state urged the participants in the event – inquirers, prosecutors, integrity inspectors with much experience in the fight against corruption – to cooperate with Moldova’s authorities – and encouraged the professionals from Moldova to cooperate with representatives of the anticorruption institutions from the partner countries, in order to achieve efficient results.
President Maia Sandu made an appeal call to the European states, calling them to follow the example of the United States and to sanction the corrupt people who steal public money and endanger Moldova’s stability and democracy.
„Corruption has no borders. This is a transnational problem, a common problem. And it must solved through joint efforts,’’ the Moldovan head of state said.
„The combating of corruption, strengthening the capacity and independence of the institutions of preventing and combating corruption is a key priority in the fight for the consolidation of the democracy, economic development and maintaining the country on the side of the free world,’’ Maia Sandu said in her speech.