The process of consideration of the application of the Republic of Moldova to become a member of the Governing Council of the Community of Democracies was completed yesterday, July 20, after a consensus was reached among 28 member states.
As a firm supporter of democratic principles, our country is committed to upholding the fundamental values enshrined in the founding document of the Community of Democracies (CD) – the Warsaw Declaration, which it adopted on June 27, 2000.
Based on a letter addressed to the Secretary General of the Board of Governors Thomas Garrett dated May 3, by which Deputy Prime Minister Nicu Popescu expressed our country’s interest in joining the Council, the Republic of Moldova was admitted by Argentina, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia, March Akko, Nigeria, Norway, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Sweden, United States of America, Uruguay and United Kingdom to the CoD governing body.
Minister Nicu Popescu emphasized the fact that the accession of the Republic of Moldova to the Governing Council of the Community of Democracies testifies to the confidence of the member states in the actions taken by the national authorities to transform the state through the modernization and democratization of state institutions. The Minister expressed his gratitude to the countries of the Governing Council for their trust and assured of the full commitment of the country to contribute to the efforts of states that share democratic values.