Messages from the Presidents of Estonia, Georgia, and the Leader of the Belarusian Opposition Svetlana Tihanovskaia on the 30th Anniversary of Moldova’s Independence
The President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of Georgia, Salome Zourabichvili, and the leader of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tihanovskaia came with congratulatory messages for the citizens of Moldova on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of independence.
„Moldova is an example that no matter how difficult and long the road to democracy, you should never give up,” said Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tihanovskaia.
“I congratulate Maia Sandu and the people of Moldova on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of independence. Moldova is an example that no matter how difficult and long the path to democracy, you should never give up. And, yes, never underestimate the power of women,” said in a post on Twitter the leader of the Belarusian opposition.
The President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, says that his country will be with Moldova and will support it through reforms.
“Congratulations to Moldova on the 30th day of independence! Estonia will be with you and the path you have chosen – towards reforms, it will celebrate your achievements with you and help you overcome the challenges,” said the President of Estonia.
The President of Georgia, Salome Zourabichvili, also came with a congratulatory message on her Twitter page, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the independence of Moldova, mentioning that our countries have “common values shaped by our European history.”
“My warmest wishes to the people of Moldova and for President Maia Sandu on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of independence. Our joint path forward is one of determination, of common values shaped by our European history,” said the president of Georgia.
On August 27, 2021, Moldova celebrated 30 years of independence. The President of Moldova, Maia Sandu, invited to the ceremony her counterpart from Bucharest, Klaus Iohannis, but also the heads of state from Poland, Andrzej Duda, and Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski.
Moldova proclaimed its independence on August 27, 1991, in the context of the collapse of the Soviet Union. It is one of nine former Soviet republics that broke away from Moscow after a failed coup on August 21, 1991, when the Communists tried to oust then-President Mikhail Gorbachev.
In the center of Chișinău, the Great National Assembly was convened, and the Parliament, meeting in extraordinary session, adopted the Declaration of Independence, the tricolor flag, and the state anthem.
In 1992, the new state became a member of the UN, and four years later, it became a member of the Council of Europe.