President Iohannis sends letter to EU leaders regarding R. of Moldova, calls for finding negotiated solution

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President Klaus Iohannis sent a letter on Wednesday to Donald Tusk, President of the European Council and to Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commission President, about the situation in Republic of Moldova.

“As EU Member State, having a special relationship with Republic of Moldova, based on the Strategic Partnership for the European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, and sharing a common language, history and culture, Romania is concerned with the developments in Chisinau. In our opinion, the Republic of Moldova, an associate partner of the European Union through the Association Agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement, and also a member of the Eastern Partnership, is currently facing a serious constitutional and political crisis that poses risks to its stability,” the letter reads.

A crisis in the immediate vicinity of Romania and the EU brings along significant stakes for regional stability and security, and the European Union and its member states cannot ignore them.

“I strongly believe that the European Union as a whole, in line with the commitments made to the Republic of Moldova through the European Neighborhood Policy and the EU Global Strategy, must meet the expectations of the Moldovan citizens, the majority of whom have expressed their support for their country’s European agenda, as the February 2019 parliamentary elections have also confirmed,” Iohannis wrote.

The head of state calls for the urgent identification, together with the EU Member States, of concrete actions to put an end to the current situation in the Republic of Moldova through negotiated solution based on the values and principles of the European Union.

“Romania is ready to support these efforts, according to our strategic goal, which is also the EU’s goal, that of supporting the European roadmap for Republic of Moldova,” Klaus Iohannis underscored.

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