President Maia Sandu on a Possible Meeting with Vladimir Putin: “We are interested in a pragmatic discussion”

President Maia Sandu on a Possible Meeting with Vladimir Putin: “We are interested in a pragmatic discussion”
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20 July 2021 | 14:14

President Maia Sandu will take steps to organize a meeting with the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. The statement was made in an interview with Kommersant.

“We are interested in a pragmatic and substantive discussion. We have a specific agenda on issues that we need to address. When the new Government will be formed, it will start working with the Government of the Russian Federation, including organizing a meeting with the President of Russian Federation,” Maia Sandu answered the question if a meeting with Vladimir Putin will take place.

Regarding the Transnistrian issue, Maia Sandu stated that she will work in a 5 + 2 format and will take the necessary actions to resolve the conflict.

“It is necessary to put things in order in the policy of conflict resolution. Let’s stop the corruption and smuggling schemes. It is very important to improve the quality of life of the Moldovan people, and our fellow citizens on the left bank want to find a solution to the conflict as soon as possible. It is very important to sit down and develop a reintegration plan because we have not had such a plan all these years. We solved one or the other problem, but there was no specific plan that provided for specific steps and the ultimate goal – reintegration. This must be done with the participation of all political parties because we need a consensus at the country and party level. We will work in a 5 + 2 format, respecting the principles of resolving this conflict. It must be a peaceful and diplomatic solution within the country’s territorial integrity, and reintegration must lead to a functioning state,” President Sandu told the Russian publication.

The parliamentary election in Moldova took place on Sunday, July 11th. According to the preliminary results presented by the Central Electoral Commission, the Action and Solidarity Party won the elections by a landslide, registering 52.80% of the votes. The Electoral Bloc of Communists and Socialists obtained 27.17% of the electorate, and the Shor Political Party got only 5.74% of the electorate.

On Monday, July 19, the Central Electoral Commission confirmed the results of the early parliamentary elections and sent them for validation to the Constitutional Court. After that, the Constitutional Court will confirm or deny the legality of the elections within 5 days after receiving the documents, the deadline being Sunday, July 25.

At the first sitting of the Parliament, the President of the Constitutional Court is to present the report on the results of the election of the Parliament and the validation of the mandates of the elected deputies. At the same time, the President of the country will address a message to the newly elected deputies. The Parliament is considered legally constituted from the date of the constituent sitting. After the legal constitution of the Parliament, the President of the Parliament, the Vice-Presidents are elected and the Permanent Bureau of the Parliament is formed. Within 10 days of the first sitting, the parliamentary factions will be set up.

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