President Maia Sandu met today with several representatives of the Eastern Partnership from European Union member states. The delegation was led by Dirk Schübel, the European External Action Service (EEAS) Special Envoy for the Eastern Partnership (EaP), a friend of our country, who was Head of the EU Delegation in Chisinau from 2009 - 2013.
The head of state discussed the support offered by EU Member States in our European journey, our reform agenda and how the Eastern Partnership can continue to deliver tangible benefits to our citizens. The President appreciated the increasing cooperation between the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries that aim to join the European Union. Thanks to the tools for promoting stability, security, and prosperity in the eastern neighborhood, Moldova is now stronger and better equipped to face the challenges it confronts.
President Maia Sandu stressed that the Eastern Partnership must be adapted to the new reality in our region where strengthening security and economic growth are key priorities. The EaP must become a platform that further supports the efforts of member countries in the EU accession process. EU integration is our country's project, for which all state institutions are working and which is supported by all citizens who want to live in peace, freedom and prosperity at home.