Moldovan president thanks Romania for anti-Covid vaccines, medical aid during pandemic


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.

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