President Maia Sandu met with Moldovan citizens in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. “I was glad to see many people who want to contribute to the country’s development even though they are overseas,” Sandu wrote on Facebook.
“We discussed everything related to the transformation of our country: the changes we are making for a modern healthcare system, energy security, renewable energy sources, and sustainable development. We also discussed the security situation and the role of the UN in uncertain times,” said the head of state.
Likewise, according to a statement from the Presidency, the meeting discussed the efforts made for Moldova to one day become a member of the European Union: judicial reform, harmonization of legislation, and alignment with European standards.
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“I was glad to see many people who want to contribute to the country’s development even though they are overseas. I invited them to work together so that Moldova can be firmly anchored in the world of developed states, with stable democracies and efficient institutions that generate prosperity for citizens,” concluded the President.
It is worth noting that President 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. On the sidelines of the General Assembly, the head of state met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, President of the United States Joe Biden, and First Lady Jill Biden, and had a series of bilateral meetings with European leaders to promote Moldova’s European path.
Furthermore, during the New York meeting, President Maia Sandu participated in the “Democracy Delivers” conference organized by USAID, the Ford Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, where she discussed the reforms being undertaken to strengthen democracy and prepare for EU accession. In the margins of the conference, the head of state had discussions with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Samantha Power, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).