28 may

US Congress may adopt resolution on Moldova’s territorial integrity and sovereignty – senators

The United States Congress may adopt a Resolution on the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Moldova, it was announced during the meeting, which Moldovan Parliament Chairman Igor Corman held here with a U.S. Congressional delegation that included Senators Jim Inhofe, Jeff Sessions, Deb Fischer, Tim Scott, and John Barrasso.

These Senators represent the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the Budget Committee, the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Judiciary Committee, the Indian Affairs Committee, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, the Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and the Aging Committee.

The guests said that the draft Resolution had been registered with the United States Congress by Jim Inhofe last April 3 and signed by the rest 4 members of the delegation that came to Chisinau. The congressmen expressed support to Moldova’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, saying that they came to Chisinau to back the republic and reveal new possibilities for cooperation.

Speaker Igor Corman expressed gratitude for promoting the said Resolution and underscored that Moldova is interested to further develop and strengthen its relations with the United States in various fields.

The US congressmen met also with Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca and discussed possibilities of increasing American investments in the Moldovan economy.

Premier Leanca said, “We are grateful to the United States for the support it has been rendering to Moldova last 23 years. The best illustration to this is the Sarateni-Soroca highway rehabilitated within the framework of the U.S. Compact Program”.

Leanca also said that the infrastructure development projects, being implemented here within the US Millennium Challenge Corporation, are an example of efficiency and responsible managing of financial assistance.

The visit was part of a larger regional visit, which also includes stops in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

The current acceleration of the RM-USA contacts at the levels of the US Congress, Senate and Department of State began following the onset of a strategic dialog that started during Premier Iurie Leanca’s visit to Washington DC last March 3.