On the Occasion of Moldova’s National Day

John Kerry – Secretary of State
Washington, DC – August 25, 2016

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate all Moldovans on the 25th anniversary of your nation’s independence on August 27.

For the past quarter-century, the United States has stood squarely behind your pursuit of democratic reform and EU integration, your efforts to strengthen the rule of law and fight corruption, and your desire to ensure greater prosperity and security for every citizen. Today and in the years to come, we will continue to support the best interests and aspirations of the Moldovan people, as well as your work towards a resolution of the Transnistrian settlement process that preserves the sovereignty and territorial integrity of your country within its internationally recognized borders.

We look forward to deepening the cooperation between our two nations in the future, and extend our warmest wishes for a peaceful and productive year ahead.