A delegation of the government coalition of Moldova, led by the president of Democratic Party Vlad Plahotniuc, is paying a visit to the United States of America. The Moldovan officials met with Will Ballard Hurd, a member of the Chamber of Representatives on behalf of Texas, Senator Christopher Andrew Coons and Markwayne Mullin, a member of the Chamber of Representatives on behalf of Oklahoma. The series of discussions continued with congressmen Michael McCaul from Texas and Joe Wilson from South Carolina. The discussions centered on subjects of international interest, with emphasis on the situation in Moldova, IPN reports, with reference to a press release of the PDM.
According to the party, Will Hurd appreciated Moldova’s efforts to come closer to the West, saying Russia is a preoccupation for the United States. He expressed his regret at the fact that the international agreements concerning the Transnistria region, including the decision of the OSCE Summit of Istanbul of 1999, haven’t been respected.
For his part, Senator Christopher Andrew Coons, in the meeting with Vlad Plahotniuc, said he realizes Moldova’s importance in the region, including the role played by it in relation to other states of the same area. The senator also said that he understands the efforts and progress made by Moldova and realizes the risks generated by the existing frozen conflicts.
In the meeting with the Democratic leader, Markwayne Mullin said he filmy supports the European integration objective of Moldova, noting that he also supports the efforts to fight the hostile actions on the part of Russia.
Congressman Michael McCaul expressed his concern about the Russian propaganda in Moldova and in other European states, saying he supports Moldova’s efforts to fight Russia’s aggression.
Congressman Joe Wilson encouraged completing the gas pipeline that connects Moldova to Romania, saying he will support Moldova’s energy projects. He noted that he sees only a pro-European future for Moldova.
Vlad Plahotniuc in the dialogue referred to the measures to stimulate the business environment, reduce bureaucracy and strengthen the financial-banking legislation and to improve the functioning of justice. He also spoke about Moldova’s efforts to interconnect the energy system with the EU’s system, through Romania’s.
The meetings of Michael McCaul and Joe Wilson with Vlad Plahotniuc also involved Parliament Speaker Andrian Candu, who is the deputy chairman of the PDM, and chairman of the European People’s Party of Moldova Iurie Leanca.