7 Nov 2019 16:43

Moldovan president, U.S. ambassador discuss risks of Sandu-led govt's possible resignation

CHISINAU. Nov 7 (Interfax) - Moldovan President Igor Dodon and United States Ambassador Derek Hogan discussed the government crisis taking shape in Moldova among other issues at their meeting on Thursday.

"We discussed the entire range of bilateral relations and arrived at a common opinion on the need to deepen our cooperation in the most important fields as part of our strategic dialogue. We also talked about relevant aspects of Moldova's domestic policy, and, in this context, I informed Mr. Hogan of risks associated with the government's possible resignation," Dodon wrote on Facebook.

The presidential office favors the preservation of sociopolitical stability in Moldova, he said.

"At the same time, I think all actions by political forces in the country must strictly comply with the constitution, without violating the rule-of-law state principles," Dodon said.

Hogan and head of the European Union Delegation to Moldova Peter Michalko met with Moldovan Prime Minister Maia Sandu on Wednesday.

The meeting took place after the government assumed responsibility before the parliament for amending the law on the prosecution service. If the parliament disagrees with the government's position, this would automatically oblige the government to resign.

The president is due to meet with the foreign ambassadors accredited in Moldova later on Thursday to discuss the situation. Dodon said earlier that the meeting had been arranged before the government came up with its initiative.