Chisinau has denied reports about the refusal to discuss the UN the withdrawal of foreign forces

© Sputnik / Miroslav to Waterpalace in fotobanka Moldova in Chisinau. Archival photoChisinau has denied reports about the refusal to discuss the UN the withdrawal of foreign forces© Sputnik / Miroslav to Retirerait the image Bank

The Ministry of foreign Affairs and European integration of Moldova has denied media reports about refusing to discuss the issue at the UN on the withdrawal of foreign military forces from the territory of the Republic.

In August, the permanent representative of Moldova to the UN Victor Moraru informed the UN Secretariat about the intention of the country to make a separate item for consideration by the UN General Assembly the issue of «complete withdrawal of foreign military forces from the territory of the Republic of Moldova». Later, the foreign Ministry of Moldova said that «the initiative does not apply to the withdrawal of Russian troops, which are part of the tripartite peacekeeping forces in the security zone of the Transnistrian region», and «will consider in a constructive manner by the UN General Assembly the issue of illegal occupancy of the operational group of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation». Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia said the initiative of Moldova’s unfriendly step.

«The Ministry categorically refutes recent media information about the fact that Moldova withdrew the request for inclusion in the agenda of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly the issue of complete withdrawal of foreign military forces from the territory of Moldova,» — noted in the press service of the foreign Ministry. They said that the foreign Ministry «confirms the initiative of Moldova on the inclusion in the agenda of the UN of the issue of the withdrawal of foreign troops from its territory».

The Ministry stressed that, according to the address of the permanent mission of Moldova to the UN from 20 October 2017, which is referred to some local media, «it was requested to defer consideration of this issue in the framework of the meeting of the General Committee at a later date to achieve broader support.»

Next, 72nd session, the UN General Assembly opened on September 12. Later in the office of the President of the UN General Assembly said that the consideration of the inclusion in the program HA a clause about the withdrawal of foreign troops from Moldova delayed until October. In October reported that the consideration of the inclusion in the program of the UN General Assembly of an item on the withdrawal of foreign troops from Moldova postponed indefinitely.

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