The severe energy crisis our country is going through and how the US can help us overcome it was the topic of the meeting between the country’s president, Maia Sandu, and the US Secretary of State for Energy, Jennifer Granholm.
The head of state noted that Russia’s war against Ukraine has a major impact on our energy security, reflected in high energy prices, but also in limiting access to energy resources.
At the same time, President Maia Sandu said that, for Moldova, energy independence means preserving democracy and the country’s membership in the free world, especially in the current context marked by war.
Also, Maia Sandu thanked for the help of about 80 million dollars, announced by the USA for overcoming the crisis. The head of state mentioned that we need the support of the development partners for the construction of the infrastructure to ensure the connection to the European energy networks, for the diversification of energy sources and the development of renewable energy, as well as for the rethinking of the entire process of energy production, storage and consumption.
Another topic of the discussions between the two officials was the achievement, as soon as possible, of the neutrality of carbon dioxide emissions, which is advantageous for the environment and contributes to ensuring energy security.
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We specify that, during the working visit to the USA, Maia Sandu had meetings with the administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Samantha Power, the president of the House of Representatives in the US Congress, Nancy Pelosi, and the general director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva.