The European Union will increase its support to the Republic of Moldova, including equipping the National Army, MOLDPRES reports.
This was stated today by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, at a joint conference with the head of state, Maia Sandu.
The President of Moldova thanked the European partners for the humanitarian aid provided to the country in the amount of more than 13 million euros and confirmed Moldova’s desire to integrate into the EU as soon as possible.
“We thank you for helping our country and look forward to EU support in opening the fruit market for Moldovan producers. You also need permission to transport goods to the EU. Our plans and intentions have not changed. We want to build a strong state, have quality services, continue the reform of justice and give our youth the opportunity to work and live at home. But in order to seize every opportunity, we need peace. We chose European integration as a development model and on March 3 the Republic of Moldova signed an application for EU membership. On April 22, we already sent the first part of the completed questionnaire, and in the coming days we will send its second part. The process of European integration is complex, but we want to give our citizens the future they deserve as soon as possible. But all our plans can be realized only by peace. We must all work to bring peace to the region,” Maia Sandu stressed.
The President of the European Council confirmed the intention of the EU to support Moldova in managing the flow of refugees and stated that the EU will support the country politically and economically.
“Our economic and political support will continue. Our energy procurement platform will be open to Moldova. Now it is even more important to be united and support Moldova’s resilience,” said Charles Michel.
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