Head of State Maia Sandu is in New York, where she is attending the UN General Assembly. On the first day of the event, the country’s president spoke with US Assistant Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland. The discussions focused on Moldova’s accession to the European Union, the development of reforms and the consolidation of bilateral relations.
In the USA, Maia Sandu held bilateral talks with a number of European leaders, including the president of the Swiss Confederation, the president of Slovakia and the prime minister of Sweden. At the same time, the Center for European Policy Analysis awarded President Maia Sandu with the 2023 Freedom Fighter Award for the Moldovan citizens’ commitment to strengthening democracy and the values of the free world.
“I am very grateful. We are honored to receive this award, and of course it belongs to all Moldovans who fight for democracy and are determined to be part of the free world. We still have a long way to go to make sure that our country, democracy is safe and that no one can interfere and drag us back in time.” Bianna Golodryga, a Moldovan-born journalist who now works for the American television channel CNN, interviewed Maia Sandu.
“I am honored and delighted to meet Her Excellency Maia Sandu, President of the Republic of Moldova, the country where I was born,” the journalist admitted. “I am here to guarantee our commitment to join the European Union. European integration is not only a beautiful dream for Moldova, it is the only way to keep our democracy safe.” Maia Sandu said during the interview that Moldova is determined to face the challenges posed by the war in Ukraine, as well as hybrid threats. Tomorrow, the head of state will speak from the rostrum of the UN General Assembly. It is scheduled after 10 p.m. (Moldovan time).