Reps. Price and Olson Introduce Bipartisan Moldova Resolution
WASHINGTON (Feb. 20, 2018) – Today, Congressman David Price (D-NC) and Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX), co-chairs of the Congressional Moldova Caucus, introduced a bipartisan House Resolution supporting enhanced relations between the United States and the Republic of Moldova and affirming U.S. support for Moldovan territorial integrity. The resolution builds upon the two nation’s efforts to deepen their partnership through advancing shared interests in democracy, good governance, anti-corruption, energy independence, economic development, and security cooperation.
“The U.S.-Moldova partnership is built on cooperation, mutual appreciation, and a desire to deepen the social, political, and cultural ties of our two nations,” said Rep. David Price. “Since its independence, Moldova has worked tirelessly to strengthen democratic institutions, promote economic prosperity, and achieve self-determination. For many years, my home state of North Carolina has enjoyed a partnership with the Moldovan people leading to substantial ties in our academic, cultural, religious, and military communities. I look forward to North Carolina and the entire U.S. continuing to be a reliable partner as we further the collaboration that has endured more than 25 years.”
“America has a critical role to play in helping foster democracy, security and economic prosperity in countries across Eastern Europe,” said Rep. Pete Olson. “That’s why I’m proud to join my colleague Rep. David Price in introducing this resolution focused on strengthening relations between the U.S. and Moldova. I will continue to speak out in hopes that this young democracy continues to improve its governance while remaining free to orient itself towards the West.”
The Congressional Moldova Caucus was created to strengthen U.S.-Moldova relations and to serve as an educational tool for House Members and staff to learn about Moldova’s government, history, vibrant culture, and strategic importance. The Caucus also seeks to improve dialogue between our two countries and underscore the importance of free speech and association, strong economic growth, and continued engagement with the United States and European partners.
The full text of the resolution can be found here.