Moldova shall boost adding an additional issue called “complete withdrawal of foreign armed forces from the territory of Moldova” to the agenda of the 72th session of the UN General Assembly. Andrei Galbur, Moldova Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, said that during his meeting with the Rusiian Ambassador to Moldova, Farit Mukhametshin, DW reported.
“Minister Andrei Galbur confirmed the intention of the Moldovan authorities to boost adding an additional issue called “complete withdrawal of foreign armed forces from the territory of Moldova” to the agenda of the 72th session of the UN General Assembly,” the Foreign Ministry of Moldova reported.
Andrei Galbur underlined that this initiative does not aim at the Russian troops within the trilateral peace-keeping forces in the security area of Transnistria.
As it was reported earlier, Moldova asked the United Nations to include the issue of complete withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria to the agenda of the 72nd session of General Assembly. Such letter was addressed by the Permanent Representative of Moldova to the United Nations Viktor Moraru. Chisinau is convinced that the presence of the military “poses a threat to international peace and security.”
On July 21 the Parliament of Moldova adopted the statement with the demand to withdraw the Russian troops from the territory of the country.
Later, on July 29, the Moldovan government released a comment on the celebration of 25th anniversary of the peacekeeping mission on Dniester. In its appeal it requires the replacement of peacekeepers of the Russian Federation with an international mission of civilian observers under the auspices of international organizations.