On the Occasion of Moldova's National Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 23, 2012

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Moldova as you celebrate the 21st anniversary of your independence this August 27.

The United States is a strong supporter of Moldova’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. We commend recent efforts by your country’s leaders toward settlement of the Transnistria conflict. We will continue to support you as you pursue economic and political reforms with the goal of becoming a democratic and prosperous member of the European community.

Congratulations again on twenty-one years of independence and best wishes for a joyous celebration.

PRN: 2012/1341