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Romania welcomes inclusion of phrase "Romanian language" in all laws of Moldova

19:29 | 16.03.2023 Category: Political

Chisinau, March 16. /MOLDPRES/- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania has welcomed the adoption today by the Moldovan Parliament of the Law for implementing considerations of some decisions of the Constitutional Court. The document provides for replacing the phrase "Moldovan language" with "Romanian language" in all Moldovan legislation.

On his official page, Romanian Ambassador to Chisinau said "the adoption of the Law has a deep symbolic meaning, as it restores the scientific truth regarding the name of the official language of the Republic of Moldova and confirms the status of the Romanian language as the official language of Moldova".

"It also reconfirms the community of language, history and culture between Romania and the Republic of Moldova. The adoption of the Law also demonstrates the maturity of Moldovan society and its adherence to the values of the European Union. Through this step, the existing special bilateral relations between Romania and the Republic of Moldova are further strengthened, reflected in open and robust cooperation aimed at the democratic reform of Moldova and its integration into the European Union, in accordance with the bilateral Strategic Partnership for European integration of Moldova, concluded on April 27, 2010", wrote the diplomat.

Today, the Chisinau lawmakers adopted in the final reading the law which stipulates that the phrase "Romanian language" will replace "Moldovan language". The phrases "official language", "state language" and "mother tongue" will also be replaced. Among the provisions of the adopted document is the consideration of the obsolescence of the text "operating based on Latin script" in Article 13 of the Constitution.

Thus, within 30 days of the entry into force of the law, the public authorities competent to adopt, approve or issue normative acts inferior to the law will make the necessary changes. At the same time, the "Our Language" National Holiday, as it is currently called in the Parliament's Decision on commemorative days, holidays and rest days and in the Labor Code, will be called "Romanian Language".


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