Moldovan President Thanks UK For Backing New Government
Faizan Hashmi 2 days ago Fri 14th June 2019 | 06:54 PM
Moldovan President Igor Dodon said on Friday he had met with UK Ambassador Lucy Joyce to thank her country for backing his new government amid a bitter power struggle
"I told Ms. Joyce I was grateful that the UK government was among the first to recognize the new legitimate government... I told her that the new government was supported by an absolute majority of the Moldovan population," he wrote on Facebook.
He assured the UK diplomat that the coalition government of Prime Minister Maia Sandu would deliver on the promises made to Moldova's foreign partners and pursue a "balanced foreign policy" without prioritizing East or West.
However, the old government has refused to leave. The country's top court has sided with it and ordered outgoing Prime Minister Pavel Filip to take over as caretaker president, prompting Dodon to accuse it of trying to seize power.