US Vice President Mike Pence expressed his full support for the Chisinau Government and for its agenda of democratic reforms. During a meeting with Prime Minister Maia Sandu, on a visit to Washington, Mike Pence stressed that the US supported the peaceful transmission of power and would continue to be a staunch supporter of Moldova's democratic transformation, IPN reports.
The US Vice President also stated, quoted in a government press release, that the restoration of the rule of law and the integrity of public institutions must remain major goals for the new government.
Maia Sandu reiterated that a functional state, in the interest of citizens and the dismantling of the corrupt system would be the main tasks of the government. The prime minister requested the support of the US authorities, including the FBI, CIA and the Justice Department in investigating the bank robbery case, as well as freezing assets in the US of the persons involved in the robbery.
Vice President Mike Pence said the US authorities would consider Moldova's request to investigate this case.
Maia Sandu stressed that European integration remained the basic objective of the government, and the cooperation with the US, in several areas, including in the defence and security sector, was a strategic priority for Moldova. Also, the prime minister maintains that at present there are no favourable conditions for the political settlement of the Transnistrian conflict, and an inappropriate solution could harm the interests of the Republic of Moldova.