German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock promised Moldova additional support from the German government in the amount of more than EUR 32 million. These funds should be used, among other things, for the development of renewable electricity and municipal infrastructure, as well as for the reception of refugees, AFP reports, citing sources in the German delegation at the support conference. Moldaviaon Monday, November 21 in Paris.
In turn, French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna noted that Russian attacks targeting Ukraine’s infrastructure have left Moldova unable to receive power from a neighboring country. In addition, Russia has significantly curtailed gas supplies to Chisinau, she recalled, pointing out that the people of Moldova are suffering.
In addition, the Column called for helping Chisinau on its way to the EU. “It is in our interest to support this country,” she stressed.
Popescu: Aid to Moldova is a contribution to the stability of Europe
Meanwhile the foreign minister Moldavia Nicu Popescu emphasized that all the aid his country receives is a contribution to stability, not only for itself, but for all of Europe. According to him, Moldova needs money of 1.1 billion euros due to increased prices energy carriers. There are currently about 80,000 refugees from Ukraine in the country, he added.
The conference in Paris discusses financial and material aid to Moldova, in particular the supply of generators. The event is attended by delegations from about 50 countries. Since the beginning of the Russian war against Ukraine, two donor conferences have already been held for Moldova, raising some 600 million euros. In addition, Germany, France and Romania have set up a joint assistance platform for this country.
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