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On behalf of the United States of America, I extend a warm congratulations to Moldova and its people on 32 years of independence from the Soviet Union.

The United States values Moldova’s shared commitment to strengthen democratic institutions and judicial reforms, foster economic growth, enhance its security, and promote respect for human rights. We look forward to continuing this partnership, including through the U.S.-Moldova Strategic Dialogue, and supporting Moldova on its path to EU integration. We are also grateful for Moldova’s unwavering support for its neighbor, Ukraine, in addressing the impacts of Russia’s war of aggression, and commend the Moldovan people’s efforts to welcome hundreds of thousands of refugees.

Today, August 27, we celebrate Moldova and offer best wishes for a healthy and prosperous year ahead. Happy Independence Day.

U.S. Department of State

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