Today, on December 8, at the Sixth Conference of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova, Vlad Filat was reelected to serve as president. The Conference titled “Forward, not back” was attended by 4,500 party members from all local organizations, including 31 members of Parliament, 320 mayors, 15 district chairmen, ministers and deputy ministers. Also, over 300 guests from the country and abroad attended the Conference.
Vlad Filat thanked the delegates for trust and said that from now on, he will work harder considering the position’s enormous responsibility. “We will make more effort to go forward. We will initiate an extensive information campaign on Moldova’s integration into the European Union. We will give information on what integration means, the benefits and the further steps that will be taken,” said Vlad Filat.
President of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova, Vlad Filat, and former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili held a joint press conference in Kiev supporting Ukraine’s European aspirations.
Saakashvili said he came to express solidarity with those who want a European future for Ukraine, not to support a certain politician.
“I did this, thinking about the future of our countries, because we have a common future and common goals. Alone we will not be able to face challenges,” said former President of Georgia .
PLDM leader Vlad Filat said that it is extremely important to continue European integration.
Today, in Kyiv, the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova President, Vlad Filat, met one of the leaders of Ukrainian opposition, President of the “UDAR of Vitali Klitschko” Party and the former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.
During the meeting issues related to European integration of the three countries were discussed, and special attention was paid to the latest events in Ukraine.
Vitali Klitchko said that Ukraine must develop in order to ensure good living conditions for its citizens and this development is only possible through continuation of the integration processes. He noted that, unfortunately, the President of Ukraine and the Government have an opposing opinion towards European integration and it does not coincide with the will of the Ukrainian people.
December 8, 2013 will be a historic day for the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova. On this day, the Sixth PLDM Conference will take place – this being the most representative to date, with 4 500 party members from all local organizations attending. Also, over 300 guests from the country and abroad will participate at the Conference.
PLDM’s Sixth Conference will be one of utmost importance for the party in the context of decisions that will be adopted. These decisions will cover not only the future work of the party but also PLDM’s vision on development of a European state – the Republic of Moldova. Recent political developments, the need in fulfilling all conditions to sign the Association Agreement with the EU, recently initialed in Vilnius, the new approach to realities, moving forward to a better life, towards creating jobs, towards transparent justice, towards rule of law, towards Europe. At the Sixth Conference, certain commitments will be established for PLDM as a promoter of Moldova’s irreversible European course and Moldova’s integration in the EU. The forum will vote on changes to the party program and elect PLDM leadership. Likewise, Conference delegates will adopt the Political manifesto.
The President of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova, Vlad Filat, together with the top leadership of the Republic of Moldova and the Pro-European coalition partners, had a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, on December 4, during a visit to Chișinău.
Vlad Filat said that the discussion focused on issues related to European integration and the unconditional support for the reform processes carried out by the government.
“We received a blunt message of political support. And beyond that, I want to mention that, so far, the U.S. has offered Moldova financial aid in grants amounting 1 billion 100 million dollars. This means investments in infrastructure, agriculture, health and the necessary reforms for the country. Moldova - U.S. relations are strategic, as laid out in our governing program. This is an important visit which inspires more optimism on the actions that need to undertake here in the country,” said PLDM leader.
First Vice President of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova Prime Minister Iurie Leancă maintains the top position among the 50 most influential politicians of November, states a poll published by the Institute for Strategic Research and Political Consulting “Politicon”.
The second place goes to PLDM President, Vlad Filat, and the next position to Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Natalia Gherman.
Largely, positions of these three politicians are due to the Eastern Partnership Summit held in Vilnius where Moldova initialed an Association Agreement with the European Union, said Politicon experts.
“Iurie Leancă is the most prominent of Moldovan politician by commenting and giving numerous interviews, including in foreign media, having an impeccable and remarkable performance in Vilnius. Vlad Filat is very active in the public space and does not avoid debating delicate political issues, although these cause permanent criticism and create media events,” experts clarified.
President of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova, Vlad Filat congratulated the citizens of the Republic of Moldova gathered in the Great National Assembly Square, after Moldova initialed the Association Agreement with the EU.
Vlad Filat said that this event is a great victory and that Moldova will be a part of the European family.
“Today, it is a victorious day for Moldova. Here, in the National Square, we begin a new path. It is a day of victory, it is a day when we take a great responsibility for our destiny, the destiny of our children. United we will succeed. I want to express gratitude to everyone who worked to make Moldova around the world a country with a positive image and a clear perspective. I am proud to be a Moldovan citizen. I believe that we will manage to be part of the large European family through hard work and the assumed responsibility,” said Vlad Filat.
After Moldova initialed the Association Agreement with the European Union, the President of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova, Vlad Filat, said that today, is a great day for Moldovans.
“I remember when we started negotiations in 2010. It was not an easy time. I have a sense of achievement and a sense of prospective, of belief and the will to succeed. We have proved to ourselves, the people and the world that we have the ability to carry out great projects. Today we achieved a great victory for which I congratulate all Moldovan citizens wherever they are,” said PLDM president, Vlad Filat.
Also, Vlad Filat stressed that Ukraine will also continue its EU course.
Today in Vilnius, President of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova, Vlad Filat held a speech at the meeting of heads of state and government of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) members of the European People’s Party (EPP).
Vlad Filat underlined the importance of such meetings for PLDM and for the Republic of Moldova, in general, also stating that PLDM provides full support to the Government and state institutions to continue achieving objectives of the reform agenda adjusted to European standards. “PLDM aims at and is determined to contribute to strengthening efforts and actions of both the internal political scene as well as the civil society working to continue the process of European integration,” said Vlad Filat.