Moldovan President Maia Sandu welcomes the signing of the Agreement on the establishment of the EU Justice and Home Affairs (JAI) Center in Chisinau.
The head of state says it will bring more stability and security to the country, moldpres.md reported, citing the president's press service.
“The EU candidate country status is bearing fruit,” the head of state said in her message as Interior Minister Anna Revenco and EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ilva Johansson signed an agreement Monday at the Council of Justice and Home Affairs (JAI) in Prague to establish the Center in Chisinau.
“This is the first time our country participates in the JAI Council, and also the first time the European Union opens outside its borders a Center for Internal Security Support and Border Management in the Republic of Moldova,” Sandu said.
According to the head of state, the creation of the Center is good news because it means more security and more stability for us and for neighboring countries, as well as more protection from threats coming from the war in Ukraine.
“In this way we are contributing to strengthening and expanding the European security zone, which from now on will include our country,” Sandu stressed.
The head of state also noted that today’s decision is a proof of European partners’ confidence in Moldova and another concrete step on the path of the country’s European integration. “This will be followed by discussions and decisions on other sectors, which will further strengthen our European path,” the president said.