"Moldova must the soonest possible get out of this debate between the pro-Europeans and pro-Russians," stated Vlad Plahotniuc, the president of the Democratic Party from Moldova, concerning President Igor Dodon's trip to Brussels and the statements he made after meeting European officials.
"Our challenge now is to show what each of us can do for the country, so as to efficiently use the external assistance we get, regardless of the direction it comes from.
Moldova will be European through the way it will modernize. It will have better relations with Russia through the way in which solutions for the Moldovan migrants there are found, but also through the joint ability of solving the problems partially blocking our economic cooperation.
Therefore, in our view, the external policy must not edge up to tough statements, but promote efficient cooperation with development partners, out of which to gain maximum benefits for the Moldovans," Vlad Plahotniuc said.
The President asks NATO not to hurry and open the liaison office in Chişinău, scheduled for March. He also has said he had banned the participation of Moldovan military in some overseas missions.