Diacov and Dodon, the first supporters of Pettit's declaration „Moldova is not Romania”.
PSRM leader, Igor Dodon and the honorary President of the Democratic Party, Dumitru Diacov launch the first messages of support towards the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova that said „Moldova is not Romania".
PSRM leader, Igor Dodon and the honorary President of the Democratic Party, Dumitru Diacov launch the first messages of support towards the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova that said „Moldova is not Romania". This after the diplomat has sparked harsh criticism from politicians and opinion leaders, including the former President of Romania, Traian Basescu.
Igor Dodon qualified the american ambassador's declaration as a "logic and right" one.
"What should the american ambassador or other ambassadors have said , that the Republic of Moldova is a Romanian land and is a part of Romania? Our unionists have gone crazy", noted Dodon, reminding that "the Republic of Moldova is an independent state, UN member, recognised worldwide"
"And I would want each ambassador from our country to point out this thing in their statements, which, by the way, was also noted and accepted by the Romanian ambassador in the Republic of Moldova at the meeting I had with him", pointed out the PSRM leader.
Dodon thinks that "the unionism should be banned by law", because it is "outside and against the Constitution".
"If we got to be criticized for the fact that we consider and declare ourselves a sovereign, independent and separate state from the others, means that our joke with unionism thickened", tied up the socialist.
In turn, the honorary President of the Democratic Party, Dumitru Diacov, shares the critical opinion of the U.S. ambassador in Chisinau towards the union of the Republic of Moldova with Romania.
Diacov is convinced that the same point of view share all the ambassadors of the EU member-states from Chisinau.
"What said the U.S. ambassador in Moldova, James Pettit, were saying all the EU member-states' ambassadors, and be sure that they reflect the point of view of the governments from those countries. They, as the absolute majority of Moldovans want the Republic of Moldova to consolidate its statehood, to be a democratic country, prosperous and be in good and friendly relations with Romania. No one would accept frontier changes in this part of Europe!", commented Diacov.
In an interview given to the public TV channel, the american diplomat stated that "Moldova should remain a sovereign and independent state within secure borders".
"I consider that it is very important, of course, it is our policy, I think it is the policy over here too. Moldova should remain a sovereign and independent state within secure borders. Joining Romania for example, as a way to enter the EU or any other reason, is not a practical choice and is not a choice that would make things better here, in Moldova", said the United States of America ambassador in the Republic of Moldova.
"Moldova is not Romania, Moldova has its own history and its own challenges, like the fact that Moldova is a multi-ethnic country with people that speak different languages and, of course, there is the Transnistrian problem, which is not even under the control of a central government, but needs a special status, hence a special status in the Republic of Moldova", also mentioned James Pettit, stating that the potential is huge.