Moldova gets status of member in Governing Council of Community of Democracies
17:30 | 21.07.2023 Category: Political
Chisinau, 21 July /MOLDPRES/ - The process of consideration of Moldova’s application to get the status of member of the Governing Council of the Community of Democracies was successfully finished on 20 July, as a result of a consensus reached among those 28 member states. Being a strong supporter of the democratic principles, Moldova committed to back the fundamental values laid down in the founding document of the Community of Democracies (CoD) – the Warsaw Declaration, which the country adopted on 27 June 2000, the Foreign Affairs and European Integration Ministry’s (MAEIE) press service has reported.
Based on the letter sent to Secretary General of the Governing Council of CoD, Thomas Garrett, on 3 May this year, through which Deputy PM, Foreign Affairs and European Integration Minister Nicu Popescu expressed Moldova’s interest to join the member states of the CoD’s Governing Council, the country was accepted by Argentina, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Italia, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Romania, Sweden, United States and United Kingdom in the leadership body of CoD.
On this occasion, Minister Nicu Popescu emphasized that Moldova’s accession to the Governing Council of the Community of Democracies proved the full trust given by the member states to the actions undertaken by the national authorities through the modernization and democratization of the public institutions. The minister expressed gratitude to the countries of the Governing Council for Moldova’s acceptance and ensured the country’s full commitment to contribute to the efforts of the states which share the democratic values.
Moldova’s joining the Community of Democracies, related to the country’s work at the United Nations Organization, will contribute to the achievement of the Goal No 16 of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development (promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for a sustainable development, of the access to justice for everybody and creation of efficient, responsible and inclusive institutions at all levels), as well as to the sustainability of the process of the country’s modernization and democratization in its process of accession to the European Union.