The next meeting of the parliament’s standing bureau will discuss the decision to start the procedure of Moldova’s withdrawal from the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The chairman of the Legislative Assembly, Igor Grosu, said this in an interview.
“This is our initiative, a decision agreed to by the president of the country and the party. Better now than never. After the debates, we came to the conclusion that it is necessary to start this process. The procedure of analyzing all the documents and treaties concerning the CIS has begun. Each ministry is analyzing which agreements are outdated. In many areas we have changed the legislation, which already corresponds to the European norms, and the agreements are no longer relevant. At the same time, given Russia's aggression in Ukraine and the fact that our country has not resolved its territorial integrity and the problems we face, we believed it necessary to take this initiative. This decision will be considered at a meeting of the Standing Bureau of Parliament, after which we will come to Parliament with an initiative to start the procedure," Igor Grosu said.
When asked if the government should also learn the citizens’ opinion on this matter, Igor Grosu said that since Moldovans voted twice for PAS, it means they want it.
“Such was the request of our citizens. They ask how long can we live in two houses?” Grosu said.
Recall that on 15 May, PAS leader Igor Grosu said that the government had decided to initiate the procedure of Moldova’s withdrawal from the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly.