Moldovan PM thanks European Parliament for firm support provided to Moldova on way to EU accession
21:04 | 06.02.2023 Category: Official
Chisinau, 6 February /MOLDPRES/ - Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita, after her meeting with European Parliament President Roberta Metsola in Brussels, has said that the Moldovan government would prioritize its efforts on the next period, in order to approximate its legislation to the European one, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.
„We discussed the enforcement of those nine conditions formulated by the European Commission for starting the negotiations. We are ready to go further on this way, despite more overlapped crises. We set the priority to ensure all needed conditions for Moldova’s accession to the European Union,’’ PM Natalia Gavrilita said.
The prime minister thanked the European Parliament for the firm support provided to Moldova on the way of its accession to the European Union. ‘’We are set not only to be beneficiaries of the assistance offered by EU, but also to contribute, for our part, to the borders’ security and to efforts to ensure peace and security on the European continent,’’ Natalia Gavrilita added.
The prime minister highlighted the assistance provided by the European Parliament for the parliamentary democracy, monitoring the elections, facilitating the political dialogue and protection of the human rights. She welcomed the launch of the first programme on combating the misinformation and promotion of democracy, which will be implemented by the Moldovan parliament, in partnership with the civil society and mass media representatives.
For her part, Roberta Metsola appreciated the effort of the government and people from Moldova to host about 100,000 refugees and back all Ukrainian citizens who crossed the country’s territory. The European Parliament president confirmed that she would participate in the meeting of the European Political Community, due on 1 June 2023 and provided her support for the event’s organization.
„Europe is with you and will stay with you. We must remain strong and united in our convictions,’’ Roberta Metsola said.