14 Jul 2023 11:57

Three Moldovan govt members, including interior minister, resign

CHISINAU. July 14 (Interfax) - Moldovan Prime Minister Dorin Recean has announced the resignation of three members of his government.

Interior Minister Anna Revenco, Education and Research Minister Anatolie Topala, and Infrastructure Minister Lilia Dabija have tendered their resignation, Recean said at a press briefing on Friday.

Recean noted merits of each of the former ministers and thanked them for cooperation.

"I will suggest candidates for the new ministers for consideration by President Maia Sandu on Monday," he said.

Topala and Revenco also served in the government of Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita, formed in August 2021. Dabija was appointed minister in February 2023, after the current government was formed.

For the past two weeks, politicians and experts kept calling for resignation of heads of the Interior Ministry and the Border Police after the tragic incident at Chisinau Airport, where a criminal from Tajikistan shot and killed a border guard and a security guard.

By law, the president will sign executive orders on the resignation and appointment of new government members nominated by the prime minister.