President Maia Sandu met with the leader of the White House, Joe Biden, and the First Lady, Jill Biden, on the sidelines of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly. “As Moldova strengthens its democracy, we appreciate the longstanding strategic partnership and close relations with the United States of America,” said the head of state, as quoted by IPN.
The presidential administration in Chișinău stated that Maia Sandu concluded her working visit to the high-level segment of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, which took place in New York, USA. From the UN podium, Maia Sandu called on all free countries to support Ukraine, which is resisting the Russian invasion, and the Republic of Moldova, which is on the front lines in the fight for democracy.
“I appeal to the European Commission and all EU member states to support us. I address not only within the borders of the EU but also to all free countries worldwide […] Today, the fight for democracy in any corner of the world is a fight for democracy everywhere,” the president declared.
On the sidelines of the General Assembly, the head of state met with the Secretary-General of the UN, Antonio Guterres, with whom she discussed Moldova’s progress, current challenges, regional security, and the impact of the border war. Additionally, Maia Sandu met with the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, and the First Lady, Jill Biden, and held a series of bilateral meetings with European leaders to promote Moldova’s European path and strengthen bilateral relations.
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In the context of the meeting in New York, President Maia Sandu participated in the “Democracy delivers” conference organized by USAID and the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, where she discussed the reforms Moldova is undertaking to strengthen our democracy and prepare for EU accession. During the conference, the head of state had discussions with the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Antony Blinken, and Samantha Power, the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.