U.S. Representative to Receanu: Moldova Will Receive $300 Million in Aid

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The U.S. will support the Moldovan government’s reform program initiated as part of the European integration process. This was stated by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried in a telephone conversation with Moldovan Prime Minister Dorin Recean, noi.md reports. According to the press service of the government, the sides discussed ways to strengthen Moldova-U.S. relations. Karen Donfried congratulated Prime Minister Dorin Recean on his inauguration and reiterated the U.S. government’s support for the reforms of the new cabinet, as well as for efforts to bolster Moldova’s economic and energy sectors. The U.S. announced new emergency aid to Moldova. Also, the officials talked about aspects of deepening Moldova’s strategic dialogue with the United States of America. According to the U.S. Embassy in Moldova, Karen Donfried pledged to continue supporting Moldova in line with President Joe Biden’s message of solidarity with Moldova in his February 21 speech in Warsaw. The Assistant Secretary of State noted that the U.S. government, working with Congress, plans to support Moldova in its efforts to reduce its reliance on Russian energy with a new $300 million package of energy aid.