Natalia Gavrilița: I am proud of how Moldovans helped refugees

The way the state institutions reacted, the rapid involvement of international partners, as well as the mobilization shown by the Moldovan society - all showed that through joint effort, even in difficult financial conditions, the crisis can be successfully managed, stated Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

“Once the war started, we were aware that we had to act immediately. The state institutions reacted in an exemplary manner, taking the necessary decisions to facilitate the access of Ukrainians to the territory of the Republic of Moldova. They were able to enter our country even on the basis of expired documents, they also received support from volunteers, they were accommodated, provided with food and the necessary products. Subsequently, we focused on measures to support and socially integrate refugees, by ensuring access to education and the labor market. All this time, we have seen effective coordination between national institutions, non-governmental organizations and citizens. We have shown that the Republic of Moldova is a small country with a big heart and I am proud of the way people in my country have acted to help refugees”, said Natalia Gavrilița.

At the same time, the prime minister appreciated the support received by Moldova from the international community, noting that the country continues to rely on consistent support and strategic investments that would contribute to increasing economic resilience. According to Natalia Gavrilița, the support of the European Union is decisive for the future of the country and the achievement of the objectives set by the Government.

The Prime Minister also spoke about the migration policy of our country, mentioning that the authorities will continue work to remove red tape in the employment process and attract Moldovans from the diaspora. Actions will be taken to increase the investment attractiveness of our country and create as many jobs as possible. “We will create the necessary conditions for Moldovans in the diaspora to return home to change the economic destiny of our country”, said Natalia Gavrilița.

Since the start of the war, almost half a million Ukrainian refugees have entered the Republic of Moldova and over 90,000 people have decided to stay in the country.

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