President: We want those who are in diaspora today to be able to return home, as home will be European Union
13:23 | 21.05.2023 Category: Political
Chisinau, May 21. /MOLDPRES/- Diaspora does not only mean longing and separation, diaspora means Moldovans who help their family, hometown and country. We wish that those who are in the diaspora today can come home more often, much more often, or come home at all - because home will be the European Union. President of the Republic of Moldova Maia Sandu made the statement at the European Moldova National Assembly, held today in the Great National Assembly Square (PMAN).
"The transformation of Moldova into a European state means a road at the end of which we should be proud that we made the right choice. It is not an easy road, but not because it is hard or easy, the Moldovans chose it. I chose it because it is the only chance for Moldova to develop. It is the path that we, the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, have chosen so that our country will NOT be on the edge of Europe, not living in Russian blackmail, poverty and corruption. The European Moldova is Moldova in which all its citizens have a place. Where everyone realizes their potential freely, without being humiliated, harassed. We all fit on this piece of land dear to our hearts," said Sandu.
She added that today the whole society has the common mission to make Moldova richer and more modern. "Let's look at our country with pride. I hear how foreigners praise us, I hear words of appreciation for Moldovans and Moldova. And at home I hear how Moldovans criticize each other. We are neither the best nor the worst. We must not be ashamed, but neither should we exaggerate our merits. I want us to appreciate each other for who we are. We have a lot to appreciate - we are a people full of humanity, we value justice and we are tightly bound together by the strength of community and people who have been through hardships and joys together. We know how to be hospitable, We jump in to help when needed and share the piece of bread with the brothers. We know all these things, they mean Moldova. With them, we will enrich and strengthen Europe", the president said.
"And I would like to change the way we see Moldova. Let's respect each other, let's be better with each other. Those with possibilities to help those who need support. The wealthy to contribute to the development of the villages where they were born. Let's find a way to communicate with the younger generation and work together for the good of all. I want us to have confidence and faith in what we do. All those gathered here today, all those who follow us and have their hearts with us, you are good, hardworking people - believe in what you are doing. Let's move forward together! The history of Moldova is one of resistance. After a period of resistance, the coming years will be about our transformation into a European state equal to the most developed states of the world. Moldova stands up. Moldovans unite. Together we will build a European Moldova to be proud of", concluded Maia Sandu.