On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Moldova on your country’s 19th anniversary of independence this August 27.
The United States is committed to working with the Moldovan people as you continue building a prosperous and democratic nation. The Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact we signed earlier this year is a testament to the progress Moldova has made in advancing transparent governance, human rights, and economic reform. The United States supports Moldova’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, and we look forward to helping Moldova advance along the path toward European integration.
I wish the Moldovan people a safe and festive celebration, and hope to continue strengthening and deepening the cooperation between our countries in the years ahead.