President of the Moldova Parliament, Igor Grosu, held a meeting with the President of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, Edvards Smiltēns, who is on an official visit to Chisinau.
The two parliamentary presidents discussed the internal situation in the Republic of Moldova, particularly the security crisis caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine. Igor Grosu referred to the attempts of political parties influenced by Moscow to destabilize the situation in the country, while also noting that state institutions are fulfilling their duty to ensure the security of citizens.
The officials also talked about our parliamentary agenda and the process of reforming and modernizing the country. Igor Grosu mentioned that 2023 will be dedicated to the process of European integration for the Republic of Moldova.
“Judicial reform is a priority. Despite being sabotaged, we are determined to go all the way, because any attempt to stop this process means a return to a captured state and weak state institutions,” said the head of the legislature.
During the discussions, the officials agreed that the Republic of Moldova should receive support in adopting Latvia’s best practices in areas such as postal voting, territorial-administrative reform, and the approximation of legislation to the European Union.
“The Republic of Moldova and Latvia have recorded a high level of bilateral cooperation in recent years, including in parliamentary dialogue and the friendship group,” emphasized Igor Grosu.
For his part, the President of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, Edvards Smiltēns, assured that Latvia will continue to support our European path, stating that the Republic of Moldova, together with Ukraine, must be part of the European family.