U.S.-Latvian Agreement on Supporting Justice Sector Reform in Moldova

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 28, 2012

Secretary of State Clinton and Foreign Minister Rinkevics today signed the U.S.-Latvian Agreement on Supporting Justice Sector Reform in Moldova. This marks the latest step in U.S.-Latvian cooperation in promoting democracy, human rights, and economic development.

The Agreement promotes cooperation between the United States and Latvia in Moldova in the field of justice sector reform, with an overall aim to support Moldova’s European integration. Both countries are actively engaged in Moldova, through various humanitarian aid, economic development, and rule of law projects, including by participating in the justice sector reform working group of the Community of Democracies’ Task Force Moldova.

Specifically, the Agreement harmonizes the work of both countries with regard to present and future beneficiaries of Justice Sector projects in Moldova. The Agreement integrates the work of the United States and Latvia with the Justice Sector Reform Strategy of the Republic of Moldova, and increases the exchange of information concerning ongoing and future justice sector reform related projects.

PRN: 2012/1064