Brussels, 14 January 2011
Joint statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the formation of new government of the Republic of Moldova
Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, today made the following statement:
We welcome the approval today by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova of the new government, following the elections of 28 November. This is an important step for the country’s democratic development. We are confident that the new government will continue to build on the substantial progress achieved in EU-Moldova relations.
We hope that all political forces represented in the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova will engage further in open and constructive dialogue, paving the way for the election of the President of the Republic, and the continued implementation of the European reform agenda.
The European Union remains committed to deepening its relations with the Republic of Moldova and to supporting it in implementing an ambitious reform and EU approximation agenda. In this respect, the EU is looking forward to continuing intensive cooperation with the Republic of Moldova.