Moldova keeps its position on the inclusion of the subject of withdrawal of the foreign troops from its territory in the agenda of the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Pavel Filip stated on November 20, commenting on the press reports that Moldova asked to exclude the given subject, IPN reports.
The Premier said it is nonsense to request to withdraw from the agenda an issue that has not been included in it. “The Republic of Moldova asked for a tactical delay for examining the given issue,” noted Pavel Filip. “This is a tactical approach, when you know that you do not have all the necessary votes and there is a danger that the result will be negative.” According to the Premier, saying that Moldova asked not to include the subject in the agenda of the UN General Assembly is gross manipulation.
At the end of August, the Republic of Moldova requested the UN to include the withdrawal of the Russian peacekeeping troops from the Transnistrian region in the agenda of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.
On November 21, the paper Ziarul de Garda wrote that it came into possession of documents showing that on October 20 the Moldovan authorities asked that the subject should not be included in the agenda of the October 23 session of the UN. The document was signed by Moldova’s Permanent Representative to the UN Victor Moraru. In the same context, it was requested to put off the subject until a subsequent meeting, without specifying a date.