The NATO Parliamentary Assembly (AP) on Tuesday adopted on the occasion of the meeting in Oslo a statement on the situation in the Republic of Moldova, with the document having been proposed for approval by the parliamentary delegation from Romania, reads a release of the deputy representing the Romanian National Liberal Party (PNL) George Scutaru, a member of the AP NATO.
With this statement, the NATO AP ‘shows it is concerned with the political tensions in the Republic of Moldova after the elections on April 5, 2009’ and that it ‘expects the dialogue between the Government and the opposition, the same as between the political class and the civil society in this country to be a real, effective and transparent one.’
Moreover, the NATO AP ‘firmly requests the Moldovan government to observe the human rights and the foundamental liberties the Republic of Moldova committed to observe, including when accessing the Partnership for Peace.’
According to the abovementioned release, the idea of proposing a document to focus the situation in the Republic of Moldova belonged to the two Liberal MPs in the delegation, Senator Teodor Melescanu and deputy George Scutaru and it was immediately supported by the entire delegation.
In order for the statement to achieve more support, the head of the Romanian delegation, deputy Sever Voinescu (from the Democratic Liberal Party – PD-L, in the governing coalition), deputy Doru Frunzulica (from the Social Democratic Party – PSD, in the ruling coalition) and senator Teodor Melescanu (PNL) managed to convince also MPs from UK, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Latvia and Turkey to sign and support the document proposed by the Romanian delegation, the release also says.
‘The same excellent cooperation between the Romanian MPs was also seen during the preparations for the debate in the Committee on the civil dimension of security, where there was discussed the report ‘Republic of Moldova: intense challenges; the perspectives of the euro-Atlantic integration,’ deputy Doru Frunzulica supporting several general amendments in the name of the Romanian delegation,’ reads the release.