Statement on (the) precarious situation around Transnistria/Moldova

As delivered by Ambassador Anne-Kirsti Karlsen at the Permanent Council, Vienna, 11 April 2024

Thank you, Madame Chair,

Norway joins others in thanking Moldova for the statement.

Let me also reaffirm Norway's unwavering support for and solidarity with the Republic of Moldova's independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. This firm stance reflects our dedication to upholding the principles of international law and to support nations in preserving their sovereignty.

We share concerns regarding the ongoing efforts by Moscow and its proxies to undermine Moldova’s stability and reform agenda. These actions not only destabilize the region but also impede the advancement of essential reforms necessary for the prosperity and security of Moldova and its people.

Needless to say, we also support the mandate and the work of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, and the work to monitor the situation in the security zone.

Lastly, we eagerly anticipate the forthcoming state visit of President Sandu to Norway in May. This visit will give opportunities to discuss the situation further and hear information from the Moldovan side.

Thank you.