International aid will support priorities and objectives of new government, says Derek Hogan
Foreign partners will increase aid to Moldova following the victory of the Action and Solidarity Party (PDS), which supports President Maia Sandu, in the early parliamentary elections. This was stated by US Ambassador to Chisinau Derek Hogan in an interview published on the website of the Moldovan branch of Radio Free Europe (recognised as a foreign agent media in Russia).
“International aid will come, it will increase to support the priorities and objectives of the new government. If the government is determined to tackle the serious problems, development partners including the World Bank (WB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and of course the United States and the European Union, we will all increase our support because we have a unique opportunity now and we don’t want to miss it. I want this country to understand that the international community is with it, we have always been and will remain reliable partners, and together we will do much better”, – the US diplomat said. He noted that one of the main goals of the government formed by Sandu’s party is to fight corruption and gave assurances that the USA will offer its support in solving this goal.
Hogan also acknowledged that the US had invested in the Moldovan media ahead of the elections.
Last week, Sandu awarded the “Order of Honour” to Hogan, who is completing his three-year diplomatic work in the republic. For his part, former Moldovan president Igor Dodon, leader of the Party of Socialists, accused Hogan of meddling in the election process. President Joe Biden appointed Kent Doyle Logsdon as the new ambassador to Chisinau.