Maia Sandu, Moldovan Prime Minister, visited European People’s Party Congress in Rotterdam at the invitation of PPE President Donald Tusk. PM Sandu shared the information about her visit on her official Facebook account.
At the Congress, they continued the efforts to convince officials from the European Union Member States to support the acceleration of the European integration process of the Republic of Moldova, She wrote.
PM Sandu talked to heads of state, governments, dignitaries from several European countries, and party leaders from the political family of the PPE.
Moldova can count on PPE support that will help the count open the door to the European Union because together, we are stronger – we addressed this message to the plenary of the PPE Congress in Rotterdam on Tuesday afternoon; PM added.
Further, she noted her meeting with the Chancellor of Austria, Karl Nehammer, and the Austrian Minister for Europe, Karoline Edstadler, on the margins of the Congress, had a good chat and thanked them for the programs to improve the quality of life in Moldova and asked for Austria’s support for our European journey.
PM Sandu also had a meeting with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, with whom she discussed deepening Moldovan-Cypriot relations and the agenda of internal reforms of Moldova and the security situation in the region in the context of the war and from Ukraine.
Moldovan PM met with other government authorities of Europe, including the Prime Minister of Croatia, Croatia; Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis; the head of government of Latvia, Krišjānis Kari umitš; Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă; the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Eduard Heger; Vincent Van Peteghem, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Belgium; Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, Wopke Hoekstra, Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament.
With Iohannis Hahn, European Commissioner for Budget and Administration, PM Sandu had good discussions with Friedrich Merz, President of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany, with Averof Neofytou, President of the Democratic Movement Party in Cyprus, and with Joseph Daul, ex-president of the PPE, a sincere supporter of the Rep in the streets of Moldova; also talked with leaders of political movements from the Eastern Partnership countries, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine, reconfirming our common commitment to democracy and respect for human rights in our countries.
Summing up, PM Maia Sandu added that “European partners are aware of the major problems facing our country and appreciate our efforts to overcome them. Moldova has the support of the family of European states.”
“With this support, we will continue to advance throughout our European journey, despite the difficulties, for as long as necessary while changing the lives of Moldovans for the better.”