International conference in support of Moldova in Paris
Paris is hosting an international conference on Monday in support of Moldova, which is bearing the full brunt of the consequences of the war in Ukraine, with the immediate goal of providing emergency aid to get through the winter, along with membership of the European Union.
Russian giant Gazprom has halved its gas exports to the tiny country of 2.6 million people, a candidate to join the European Union (EU) from the end of June. “We need to help people retain”French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna told reporters that material and financial aid would be delivered on Monday. “Russia has cut off a good part of its gas supply to Moldova, and the bombing of Ukrainian infrastructure has made electricity exports from Ukraine no longer possible.”Remembered M.me Colonna.
The “International Support Platform for Moldova” Initiated by Germany, France and Romania. Two editions have already taken place, the first in Berlin, in March, the second in Bucharest, in July, but this third meeting takes on particular importance with the arrival of winter. “The Russian Gas Threat”, we quoted from a French diplomatic source. Forty-five international delegates representing the European Union, the United States and international organizations and international financial institutions will attend the conference center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In a recent interview with Agence France-Presse, Moldovan Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu estimated that additional financing of 1.1 billion euros is needed to cover additional energy costs this winter. “Our country is under threat militarily” By Russia, he insisted, recalling the presence of Russian soldiers in the pro-Russian separatist region of Transnistria.
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