|Gheorghe Ghimpu replaces the|
Soviet flag with the National
flag over Parliament. 4/1990.
Courtesy of Wiki Commons
Moldova celebrates 20 years of Independence from the Soviet Union, validating the sacrifices made by anti-Soviet resistance fighters over the years. It has also been two years since the democratic political parties banded together to check the power grabs of the Moldovan Communist Party.
Hillary Rodham Clinton:
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to congratulate the people of Moldova as you celebrate the 20th anniversary of your independence this August 27.
As Vice President Biden underscored during his visit to Chisinau in March, the United States remains a committed partner and friend. We are a strong supporter of Moldova’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and we will continue to support you as you work towards becoming a free and prosperous part of the European community.
Over the past two decades Moldova's reforms have led to even greater peace and prosperity. I encourage Moldova's leaders to continue to find ways to expand opportunity to even more Moldovans.
Congratulations again on twenty years of independence and best wishes for a safe and joyous celebration.