The Moldovan government approved at a meeting on Wednesday a draft law on the denunciation of the Convention on the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS, concluded in Minsk on May 26, 1995.
Earlier, Speaker of the Parliament, leader of the ruling Action and Solidarity party, Igor Grosu, said that Moldova would denounce the agreement on membership in the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly before the end of the summer session of Parliament.
“For the Republic of Moldova, the platform in question did not achieve its goal, namely, to solve the real problems facing our state in recent decades (for example, the Transnistrian conflict) … Considering that the participation of the Republic of Moldova in the CIS IPA does not meet expectations regarding the ratio of contributions and benefits , it is considered expedient to denounce the convention in question,” the rationale for the bill says.
Since last year, the Moldovan authorities have been talking about the need to break a number of agreements with the CIS. Four agreements have been denounced in the country: on the exchange of information on the protection of the external borders of the CIS member states, on the general conditions for the supply of goods between organizations of the CIS countries, on cooperation in the field of preventing and eliminating the consequences of natural and man-made emergencies, on the unhindered activities of the Interstate Television and Radio Company ” World”. A number of Russian media outlets were banned. It is planned to create a national center to combat the “propaganda” of which Chisinau has repeatedly accused Moscow without evidence. Recently, the authorities of the republic initiated the abolition of May 9 Victory Day.