The Republic of Moldova has received commitments to receive assistance amounting to approximately 600 million euros. The promise was made during the donors’ conference, held on Friday in Bucharest.
The Conference of the Support Platform for the Republic of Moldova was attended by the German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Annalena Baerbock, her Romanian counterpart Bogdan Aurescu and the Secretary of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships of France – Chrysoula Zacharopoulou.
“Why do we dedicate so much energy to the Republic of Moldova? Because, for me, foreign policy means making a difference. We may not have the strength to stop the war in Ukraine today or tomorrow because of Russia’s brutality. But we have the means to help a democratic country, to prevent it from being crushed by the effects of this war. It is important to send a message using our MoldovaSupportPlatform. Not only words, but also actions”, Baerbock wrote on Twitter after the event.
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The President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, declared on Thursday that there is a need to modernize the national army, bani.md informs. She points out that our country remains peaceful, but Russia’s aggression in Ukraine makes equipping the army with modern equipment a priority, because the authorities must be prepared for even the darkest scenario.
At last month’s summit in Brussels, EU leaders agreed for Ukraine and Moldova to become candidate countries for accession, but both will have a long way to go before EU integration and conditionality, and the Kremlin believes the two state will be “enslaved”.