President Sandu, after Meeting with USAID administrator Samantha Power: “We rely on USAID support including a real reform of the judiciary and the fight against corruption”
President Maia Sandu had a meeting on Wednesday, November 17, with Samantha Power, USAID Administrator, in Chișinău during her first visit abroad in her current position. The discussions during the meeting focused on the projects carried out by USAID in Moldova, in various fields.
“We talked about the major investments made by the US for the modernization of light industry in Moldova, for supporting small business and competitive agriculture, and for the development of the IT sector and innovation,” said the head of state.
A 32 million dollar USAID digital program – “Technologies of the Future” – has been launched in Chișinău. According to President Sandu, the program will promote innovation and help Moldova move forward on the path of the digital economy.
President Maia Sandu appreciated the effort of the United States to support democracy, civil society, and the independent press in our country and thanked for the help offered in the fight against the pandemic.
“We rely on USAID’s support, including for a real reform of the judiciary and the fight against corruption, as key elements to develop the country’s economy and ensure the well-being of the people,” the head of state stressed.
In turn, Samantha Power gave assurances that the US will continue to support Moldova and the country’s reform agenda.
On November 16-18, USAID Administrator Samantha Power was in Moldova to promote the partnership between the United States and the Moldovan people, and to participate in events demonstrating USAID’s commitment to supporting the country’s reform agenda.
- Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița and the USAID administrator, Samantha Power, Held a Press Conference after Their Meeting in Chișinău
While in Moldova, the USAID administrator launched a new program to improve the competitiveness of the country’s growing sectors – digital and communications technology. She met with President Maia Sandu and Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița to discuss democratic progress and USAID’s efforts to increase Moldova’s government transparency and economic opportunities, eliminate corruption and improve the lives of its citizens. In addition, Samantha Power met with journalists, civil society and community groups, business people, and local public administration.