President of the Republic of Moldova Maia Sandu met in Tokyo with members of the Japanese Parliament.
“I noted the excellent relations that Moldova has with Japan, which is our country’s third most important development partner, with a generous contribution to agriculture and the health care system, to local infrastructure,” ipn.md quoted the head of state as saying, citing a press release
“I spoke about our struggle for democracy and the path to the European Union, efforts to reform key sectors and build a state in which every citizen is respected,” Maia Sandu added.
The president also referred to the uncertainty in the region where Moldova is located, caused by Russia’s war against Ukraine, highlighting the biggest challenges facing Moldova because of this.
“Energy diversification and efficiency projects will yield tangible results in the future, but Moldova needs support now to no longer depend on suppliers who use energy resources as weapons,” the President said.
Maia Sandu also spoke with Speaker of the House of Representatives Hiroyuki Hosoda. Regional security and Moldovan-Japanese cooperation were touched upon. “I expressed confidence that, despite all crises, Moldova will manage to achieve reforms, improve the business environment and become an attractive place for investments,” the President added.