News story | Date: 28/10/2022 | Office of the Prime Minister
Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre spoke to Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița today. Moldova is facing an acute energy crisis caused by Russia’s manipulation of energy supplies, which is reducing the country’s access to gas and electricity.
The crisis is hitting Moldova’s population hard and threatens to destabilise the political situation in the country. During their conversation, the Prime Minister informed his Moldovan counterpart that Norway would provide NOK 100 million in support to alleviate the crisis.
‘Norway is concerned about the situation in Moldova. The country shares a border with Ukraine and has received a huge number of refugees. It is important that we do what we can to support Moldova’s democratically elected Government,’ said Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.
In addition to allocating this funding, Norway will encourage other countries to show their solidarity with Moldova.
‘Moldova is in the frontline when it comes to dealing with Russian aggression, and has long been subject to pressure and interference. This has increased in recent months. It is important that Moldova knows that it is not alone, that it is part of a broader European community,’ Mr Støre said.