Today, 10 May, President Maia Sandu met with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
Sandu and Guterres discussed the consequences of the war in Ukraine for Moldova and efforts to continue development projects in the country, despite the challenging security situation in the region.
Sandu said Moldova looks forward to working with the United Nations to respond more effectively to the challenges faced by the country.
“I thanked the UN Secretary General for the support that our country has received over the years through UN agencies, as well as for the support in overcoming the current humanitarian crisis, including direct financial assistance to Ukrainian refugees and the host families. We received assurances that that assistance will soon reach all those who need it. Mr. António Guterres thanked all our citizens for their solidarity with the Ukrainian refugees.
We want to build a safer and better world for all. That is why we reaffirmed our support for the UN Sustainable Development Agenda. We also discussed the new UN-Moldova Partnership Framework for the next five years. It is a partnership that will support the realization of our national priorities on human rights and development, strengthening the rule of law and democracy, and will help improve the living standards of our citizens,” Sandu wrote on Facebook.
Recall that the press service of the head of state reported the day before that Maia Sandu would not be able to participate in the public events planned for May 9 due to health reasons.
“President Maia Sandu will not be able to participate in the public events planned for today, May 9, for health reasons.
A joint press conference with Mr. António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, was cancelled. The conference was held in the government with Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita,” the press release from the presidency noted.