The sides discussed the activity of the governmental institutions and the implementation of reforms in line Moldova’s commitments taken towards the Council of Europe (CoE), in the context of the specific political situation emerged in Moldova as a result of the impossibility to elect the president.
The Moldavian prime minister welcomed the first visit by the new co-rapporteurs for Moldova, Lise Christoffersen and Piotr Wach. He advocated efficient cooperation, so that the Moldavian government achieves one of its main objectives in relations with the CoE, in particular the completion of Moldova’s monitoring and shift to the post-monitoring stage.
The prime minister thanked the co-rapporteurs for the fact that PACE sent observers to the early parliamentary elections in Moldova in November 2010. He described the CoE’s contribution as very important for the promotion of democratic reforms, human rights and the state based on the rule of law in Moldova.
The PACE co-rapporteurs confirmed the Council of Europe’s willingness to provide the Moldovan government with assistance to build constitutional capacities. The officials emphasized the importance of the obligation undertaken by the Moldovan authorities towards the CoE. They voiced hope that these actions will ensure Moldova’s exclusion from the monitoring process, and the mission that is presently on visit to Moldova will be the last one.