Ambassador’s Message on the Occasion of World Press Freedom Day

May 3, 2018 Dear Members of the Moldovan Media: On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, thank you for the essential service you provide to Moldova.  An independent and pluralistic media environment is essential to the effective functioning of a representative and democratic government.  You contribute greatly to Moldova’s continued path toward reform by ...
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Ambassador Pettit’s Remarks at the CCA Media Conference

Welcome Remarks at the CCA Media Conference Ambassador James D. Pettit December 15, 2017   Thank you, Dragos, for your invitation to be here today.  Thank you, Dumitru, for the work you are doing through the Council of Europe to keep the legislative process moving forward to modernize Moldova’s media regulations.  The U.S. Embassy is ...
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Ambassador Pettit’s Message on Gagauz Holiday Kasım

Hello! According to the Gagauz folk calendar, the year is divided into two parts. On November 8th, the summer period closes and people thank God for the past season. Wholeheartedly I congratulate you on the occasion of Kasim holiday. I wish you share the feeling of brotherhood, unity, kindness and love not only today, but ...
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The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists Ambassador James D. Pettit November 2, 2017   A free and independent media is the cornerstone of a democracy.  It is no accident that the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the rights of the people to think, speak, and publish their views and ...
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U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Culture Launch Rare Book Collection Preservation Project

On September 26, the U.S. Embassy in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova launched the project: Preservation of Early 19th-Century Bessarabian Charters and Historical Documents. A grant was awarded to the National Library of Moldova by the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to preserve, restore and publicly ...
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Unveiling of a U.S.-Polish Historic Marker on the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau

On Monday, June 5th, Ambassador James D. Pettit together with Polish Ambassador Artur Michalski unveiled a U.S.-Polish historic marker on the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau.  Long before this building housed the U.S. Embassy, this very building was the location of the Polish Consulate in Chisinau. In the spirit of our shared values of freedom, independence, and brotherhood, ...
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Ambassador Attends Dedication Ceremony of Renovated Facilities at Middle School in Cotiujenii Mari

Now, students at Cotiujenii Mari high school, can enjoy better health conditions and therefore a better educational experience, thanks to a renovation project carried out with the support of the European Armed Forces Command in Europe. As a result of this $ 130,000 project, all existing sanitary groups, as well as the sewerage system, were ...
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Photo Exhibit to Celebrate 25 Years of U.S. – Moldovan Relations

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the U.S. – Moldovan diplomatic relations, Ambassador James D. Pettit inaugurated a photo exhibition on Tuesday, February 28, at the National Fine Arts Museum in Chisinau.   The exhibition features 33 photographs and documents that highlight the evolution of the relations between Moldova and the United States ...
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Ambassador Pettit: Opening Remarks at USAID High Value Agriculture Activity in Moldova, February 22, 2017

Opening RemarksAmbassador James PettitUSAID High Value Agriculture Activity in Moldova (HVAA project)Launching EventWednesday, February 22, 2017, 1000 AMRadisson Blu Convention Center   Prime Minister Filip Minister Grama Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen!  It gives me a great pleasure to welcome you all today to the launch of a new project, funded by the U.S. Agency ...
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U.S. Ambassador Pettit Visits Edineț

U.S. Ambassador James D. Pettit visited Edinet on January 13, 2017.  During his visit ambassador met with local public officials and with local businessmen to discuss economic and political situation in the region. Along with Peace Corps volunteers Valentine and Angela talked about successful projects in the localities where they work, and toured Ukrainian High ...
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U.S. Ambassador Pettit: 25 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Dear friends, 25 years ago, the United States established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Moldova. The entire year we will be commemorating the 25-year anniversary of our relations. “25 years of cooperation” is more than a slogan – it is a recognition of what we can achieve together. Join us in celebrating this moment ...
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Ambassador hosted a roundtable to discuss the effects of trafficking and migration on children in Moldova

On October 20, Ambassador James D. Pettit hosted a roundtable to discuss the effects of trafficking and migration on children in Moldova. Key stakeholders in the anti-trafficking field representing the government, civil society, and international organizations attended the event. Marking the start of the Week to Fight Trafficking in Human Beings in Moldova, participants discussed ...
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