Moldovan President Maia Sandu held a meeting in Washington with the chairman of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, and with a member of that committee, Republican James Risch.
The discussion focused on regional security, compromised by Russia's aggression against Ukraine and the crises it has caused, MOLDPRES reported, citing the president's press office.
The head of state spoke about Russia's air strikes against Ukraine also threatening Moldovan security and citizens facing severe energy and economic crises. The president thanked the US for its help in mitigating the consequences of the war and stressed that we still need support to strengthen the defense sector and energy sustainability, including through investments in renewable energy sources. Maia Sandu also noted the importance of U.S. support for Ukraine.
The officials also touched upon the fight against corruption. In this regard, President Maia Sandu stressed that the support provided by the United States in the fight against corruption, including through the imposition of sanctions on those who have caused considerable damage to the state budget, is very important for the success in consolidation of democracy and the rule of law.
President Maia Sandu is visiting the United States from 5 to 7 December.