10 Jun 2022 15:33

Moldovan FM says Ukraine events seriously impacting Moldova, counts on foreign partners' support

CHISINAU. June 10 (Interfax) - It is difficult for Moldova to counteract challenges stemming from the situation in Ukraine without assistance from foreign partners, Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Nicu Popescu said.

Popescu made these remarks in his speech at a conference of the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris, the ministry's press service said on Friday.

"The events in Ukraine have created a new geopolitical reality in Europe and in the world, with a profound impact on Moldova. Foreign policy, security and energy resilience have come to the forefront of European leaders' agenda," he said.

The Moldovan minister also spoke about the refugee crisis, the energy crisis and other challenges facing Moldova, adding that the country will be able to counteract these crises only in the presence of foreign partners' support.

"For our country, the European Union means the longest-lived project of peace. Focus on the countries that share these values is the most effective tool to promote peace and bring stability to Eastern Europe, and it is a good decision for both EU citizens and our entire continent," Popescu said.