Moldovan foreign affairs ministry comments on Russian foreign affairs ministry's statements concerning Romanian language
14:19 | 22.03.2023 Category: Political
Chisinau, 22 March /MOLDPRES/ - The Foreign Affairs and European Integration Ministry (MAEIE) today commented on the recent statements made by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) concerning the Romanian language, the language spoken in the Republic of Moldova.
According to MAEIE, the statements by the Russian MAE ‘’represent an interference with Moldova’s domestic affairs.’’ ‘’It is our sovereign right to decide on how we call the language we speak and we do not accept lessons of history. We reiterate the call to the Russian side not to admit interferences with the domestic affairs of our country,’’ reads the press release of the Moldovan Foreign Affairs and European Integration Ministry.
Last week, the parliament adopted in the final reading the law which sees that the syntagm ‘’Romanian language’’ will replace the one of ‘’Moldovan language.’’ Thus, the syntagms ‘’official language,’’ ‘’state language’’ and ‘’mother language’’ will be replaced. Among the provisions of the document passed, there is also the considering of the desuetude of the text ‘’working based on the Latin script’’ from the Article 13 of the Constitution.
Thus, during 30 days after the entrance into force of the law in force, the public authorities in charge of the adoption, approval and issuance of normative acts inferior to this law will make the amendments necessary. At the same time, the Our Language National Holiday, just as it is presently called in the parliament decision on commemorative days, holidays and days-off, as well as in the Labour Code, will be named Romanian Language.