Moldova’s transition to the PACE post-monitoring stage is a chief priority the new Moldovan authorities have set to themselves, Moldova’s Acting President, Parliament Chairman Mihai Ghimpu stated yesterday during his meeting with Josette Durrieu (France, SOC) and Egidijus Vareikis (Lithuania, EPP/CD), co-rapporteurs of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) for the monitoring of Moldova’s obligations and commitments.
Ghimpu expressed pity that the stage of the republic’s monitoring by the PACE has been continuing as long as 15 years since the republic’s admission to the Parliamentary Assembly. He assured the co-rapporteurs that Moldova shall proceed with its democratic reforms and the European integration course guided by Council of Europe recommendations.
“With your support, we shall achieve the goal of our transition to the post-monitoring stage”, said the acting president.
A report for the PACE Monitoring Committee will be prepared on the results of the next visit to be paid to Chisinau by Egidijus Vareikis and a new co-rapporteur, who will replace Josette Durrieu soon.
At the meeting yesterday, the parties discussed the current socio-political situation in Moldova. Ghimpu informed the guests about the governing Alliance for European Integration’s decision to amend Article 78 in the Moldovan Constitution pertaining to electing president.