The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Shejal Pulivarti:
Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Prime Minister of Moldova Natalia Gavrilița to discuss USAID’s continued commitment to the government and people of Moldova.
The Administrator congratulated the Prime Minister on Moldova’s successful application for European Union candidate status. She noted that despite the increasing stress placed on Moldova by Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, both the government and people of Moldova have demonstrated tremendous resilience and commitment to further the reforms vital to building a democratic, European future for the country. She also reaffirmed that USAID remains committed to supporting the Moldovan government’s anti-corruption, development, and reform priorities, including expanding access to global markets for Moldovan businesses and generating new economic opportunities for young Moldovans.
The Administrator also emphasized that USAID will continue to support Moldova’s energy sector to further the country’s integration with European energy markets, and underscored that USAID will remain a steadfast partner to Moldova throughout the EU accession process.