The price of electricity, imported from Romania, that we currently pay is a price “that we can pay, even if it is a little higher”. The statement was made by the president of the country, Maia Sandu, for the Romanian press, in a G4Media interview.
In this context, the Head of State announced that she discussed with the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, and the Romanian Prime Minister, Nicolae Ciucă, to help the Republic of Moldova overcome this crisis.
“It’s a price we can pay, even if it’s a little higher than what our consumers paid a few months ago, but it’s a price we want to pay in the future. So this is very important. And we also discussed a possible contract for the supply of natural gas here too, obviously, we would like to pay a price at the level of the price paid by the consumer in Romania”, said Sandu.
The head of state also claimed that she wants to sign a long-term contract with Romania for the supply of electricity so that the price benefits both countries.
“We are discussing the matter further. I understand that Romania also has needs or cannot cover its consumption only from domestic production and will have to find and buy certain volumes on the foreign market, but we are discussing solutions. We are ready to sign a long-term contract so that we can pay a price that is also good for Romania”, said the head of state.
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The president of Moldova stated that this summer the EU provided some support in the context of the energy crisis, but for the next months, the situation is uncertain. That is why she hopes for another help.
“This summer, we got some support from the European Commission. For the coming months, we still have no clarity. We plan to disburse for next year a 50 million euro tranche from the macro-financial assistance of the European Union, but I am going to Paris for this meeting of the support group for the Republic of Moldova, where we want to explain once again how difficult is our situation, in the hope that we will be able to mobilize more resources. We need general budget support and hopefully, we will get donations as well. But, obviously, we are ready to take loans so that we can get through this winter”, president Sandu pointed out.
We remind you that, on November 1, the head of state, Maia Sandu, was on a working visit to Romania, where she also participated in the International Conference “Parliamentary women from Romania and the promotion of gender equality as a national commitment”, organized by the Romanian Parliament. During her visit, the head of state gave several interviews to some Romanian media.