“We can’t be near the killers.” Moldova denounced the Convention on the Interparliamentary Assembly of CIS States

The deputies voted at a parliamentary session on Friday, July 7, to denounce the Convention on the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), adopted on May 26, 1996. “We cannot be near the killers,” Igor Grosu said.

“For” the denunciation voted 55 deputies of the PDS. The faction of the Bloc of Communists and Socialists (BCS) criticized the government’s initiative, insisting on maintaining the agreement. Deputies of the declared unconstitutional former SHOR party boycotted the meeting.

The proposal to denounce the Convention about the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly belongs to the Chairman of the Parliament, Igor Grosu since the Republic of Moldova no longer resonates with the current policy, goals, and decisions of the CIS, as well as in the context of our country’s firm statement to follow the European vector.

At the same time, our country maintains inter-parliamentary relations with the CIS member states at the bilateral level, including through friendship groups. It should be noted that in the political context of the region, since the beginning of this year, the leadership of the parliament did not give consent to participate in the events of the CIS. This year, the Republic of Moldova had to pay a membership fee of 5.8 million lei. The denunciation of the convention will not affect the rights and obligations of the Republic of Moldova towards other parties to the treaty and third parties.

The day before, Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu said at a press conference that the presence of the Republic of Moldova in the CIS over the past three decades had not shown clear effectiveness. “Despite membership in this organization, restrictions were imposed on fruits, vegetables, and wines for political and geopolitical reasons, not quality.”

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