The United States will offer a further $29 million to help Moldova continue its efforts of advancing good governance, transparency in decision-making and independence of the media.
Prime Minister Maia Sandu and Brock Bierman, Assistant Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, today participated in a signing ceremony extending two development assistance programs for Moldova.
In the ensuing press remarks, Maia Sandu thanked the United States for the consistent help offered since the independence of Moldova and to the present day. “Your support has been key in strengthening democratic institutions and processes in the Republic of Moldova, even if there is still a lot of work we need to do to achieve a genuine democracy. Your support has been key in advancing the rule of law, reforming the justice and building a country that represents and stands for its citizens,” stated Maia Sandu.
Maia Sandu said that the support offered for enhancing the competitiveness of Moldova’s economy is also greatly appreciated. “We know that you believe in market economy and we are learning from you how to build a genuinely competitive market, because only a sound economy can create jobs, ensure higher wages and improve living standards. As your government does, we also care about transparency, freedom of the media, civil society participation in decision-making, and the independence of local authorities, and therefore we are grateful for the assistance received and to be received,” added Sandu.
Brock Bierman noted that more than $96 million dollars has been offered since 2016, and the cooperation agenda with Moldova has been intense. “We plan to further cooperate intensely and be of help to all of Moldova’s citizens,” said Bierman, adding that he is confident about the successful implementation of all the projects in Moldova.