Moldova’s President Maia Sandu on Tuesday thanked Romania for medical assistance it provided to the poor former Soviet republic during the pandemic.
“Moldova got the first anti-Covid vaccines from Romania so we could save lives. Romania is the biggest vaccine donor for us. It also sent millions of items of protection equipment.” the pro-Western leader said.
She is visiting Romania with a group of ministers and other officials.
Speaking after talks with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, she told business leaders: “Moldova will change, it will be a more friendly environment. We are waiting for you.”
“Most of our exports go to Romania. We will take care that reforms to the justice system will make Moldova a sure place for investment.”
Moldovagaz received a notification from Russia’s Gazprom this week threatening to cut off gas supplies to the country within 48 hours unless Moldova pays $73 million for recent deliveries, the head of Moldovagaz told Reuters Monday.
tense negotiations over a new long-term energy supply deal between Chisinau and Moscow provoked an energy crisis last month. It appeared to be fixed after a new deal was struck,
But on Monday Gazprom’s spokesperson announced the notification of a potential supply cutoff if it did not receive the payment due on Monday.
The pro-Western government declared a state of emergency after its gas contract with Gazprom expired at the end of September and the sides tussled over the price and other details of a new deal.
Moldova’s President Maia Sandu to make official visit to Romania to celebrate 30 years of relations