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Bilateral relations RM-USA

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Moldova and the United States of America were established on February 28th, 1992.

The Ambassadors of the Republic of Moldova to the United States of America

The Ambassadors of the United States of America to the Republic of Moldova

Visits

  To the USA
January 1995 President of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Mircea Snegur
August 1998 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Nicolae Tabacaru
April 1999 President of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Petru Lucinschi (on the occasion of participation at the NATO Summit)
June 1999 President of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Dumitru Diacov
March 2000 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Nicolae Tabacaru
October 2000 Prime-Minister of the Republic of Moldova. Mr. Dumitru Braghis
June 2001 Minister of the Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Nicolae Cernomaz
November 2001 Minister of the Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Nicolae Dudau
December 2002 President of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Vladimir Voronin
September 2003 New York - President of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Vladimir Voronin (on the occasion of participation at the 58th Session of the UN General Assembly; meeting with US Secretary of State, Mr. Colin Powel)
September 2005 New York - President of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Vladimir Voronin (on the occasion of participation at the 60th Session of the UN General Assembly; bilateral meetings with US officials)
September 2006 New York - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Mr. Andrei Stratan (on the occasion of participation at the 61st Session of the UN General Assembly; meeting with Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Mr. Nicholas Burns)
September 2008 New York - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Mr. Andrei Stratan (on the occasion of participation at the 63rd Session of the UN General Assembly; meeting with Deputy Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Mr. David Kramer and Under Secretary of State for Euro-Asian issues, Mr. David Merkel)
January 2010 Minister of Defense of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Vitalie Marinuţă
January 2010 (including New York and North Carolina) Prime-Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Vladimir Filat
May 2010 Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Victor Osipov
July 2010 Director of the Security and Information Service of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Gheorghe Mihai
August 2010 Minister of Education of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Leonid Bujor
September 2010 New York - State Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Victor Bodiu (on the occasion of participation at the UN Summit regarding the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals)
January 2011 State Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Victor Bodiu (on the occasion of participation at the ICT week of the World Bank)
April 2011 Minister of Finance, Mr. Veaceslav Negruta and First Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Moldova, Mr. Marin Molosag (on the occasion of participation at the spring meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund)
May 2011 The World Bank - Deputy Minister of Information Technologies and Communication, Mrs. Dona Scola and Executive Director of the e-Government Center, Stela Mocanu
September 2011 Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on Economy, Budget and Finance, Mr. Veaceslav Ionita and member of the Parliamentary Commission on Administration and Regional Development, Mr. Ion Ionas
September 2011 Members of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Mihai Ghimpu and Mr. Ion Hadirca
September 2011 First Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Moldova, Mr. Marin Molosag
March 19-20, 2012 Deputy Prime-minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Iurie Leanca
June 19-21, 2012 Washington - Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Marian Lupu
September 18-20, 2013 Washington - Deputy Prime-minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Mrs. Natalia Gherman
September 25-27, 2013 New York – Prime-minister of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Iurie Leanca (on the occasion of participation at the 68th session of the UN General Assembly)
October 1-8, 2013 Head of the Bureau for the relations with diaspora within the State Chancellery of the Government of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Victor Lutenco
October 11-13, 2013 Minister of Finances of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Anatol Arapu, Governor of the National Bank of Moldova, Mr. Dorin Dragutanu and Deputy Governor NBM, Mr. Marin Molosag (on the occasion of participation at the autumn reunion of the World Bank and IMF)
February 25-26, 2014 Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Igor Corman
March 3-5, 2014 Prime-minister of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Iurie Leancă (launching the U.S.-Moldova Strategic Dialogue)
April 10-13, 2014 Governor of the National Bank of Moldova, Mr. Dorin Dragutanu and Deputy Governor NBM, Mr. Marin Molosag (on the occasion of participation at the spring reunion of the World Bank and IMF)
May 5-6, 2014 Deputy Prime-minister for Reintegration of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Eugen Carpov
July 28-August 1, 2014 Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Vasile Bumacov
October 8-12, 2014 Deputy Prime-minister, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Andrian Candu
October 10-12, 2014 Minister of Finances of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Anatol Arapu, Governor of the National Bank of Moldova, Mr. Dorin Dragutanu and Deputy Governor NBM, Mr. Marin Molosag (on the occasion of participation at the autumn reunion of the World Bank and IMF)
February 23-25, 2015 State Secretary of the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Aurel Fondos (on the occasion of participation at the bi-annual building integrity conference)
March 9-13, 2015 Minister of Education of the Republic of Moldova, Ms Maia Sandu (on the occasion of participation at the Annual Comparative and International Education Society Conference and the meeting of the Education Support Program’s General Education Advisory Board)
April 17-19, 2015 Deputy Governor NBM, Mr. Marin Molosag (on the occasion of participation at the spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF)
19-20 May 2016 Minister of Education, Corina Fusu (on the occasion of participating in the 3rd Forum of Global Partnership for Social Accountability)
  To Moldova
January 1999 Deputy US Under Secretary of State for political-military problems, Mr. R Beecroft (on the occasion of participation at the bilateral political consultations)
February 1999
August 2000
Director of the US assistance programs for the new independent states. Mr. W Taylor
November 2000 Secretary of State of North Carolina, Elaine Marshall
February 2002
May 2003
Deputy Under Secretary of State, S. Pifer
21-24 September 2002 Secretary of State of North Carolina, Elaine Marshall
September 2003 Secretary of State of North Carolina, Elaine Marshall
June 2004 Director of the US Assistance for Europe and Eurasia, Ambassador Carlos Pascual
June 26, 2004 US Secretary of Defense, Mr. Ronald Rumsfeld
March 2005 Deputy Commander of the US Forces in General Europe, Mr. Charles F. Wald
April 2005 Special negotiator of the US Department of State for the Eurasian conflicts, Ambassador Steven Mann
October 2005 Deputy Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, Mr. David J. Kramer
November 2005 Director of the US Assistance for Europe and Eurasia, Mr. Thomas C. Adams
December 2005 US Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Problems, Mrs. Paula J. Dobriansky
January 2006,
February 2006
Deputy Under Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, Mr. David Kramer
February 2006 Millennium Challenges American Corporation delegation
April 2006 Secretary of State of North Carolina, Elaine Marshall
December 2006 Vice-President of the US Millennium Challenges Corporation, Mrs. Maureen Harrington (signing of the Subsidies Agreement of the Strategic Objective between the USA and the Republic of Moldova)
January 2007 Vice-President of the US Millennium Challenges Corporation, Mr. John Hewko
August 2007
October 2007
April 2008
Deputy Under Secretary for the Euro-Asian affairs, Mr. David Kramer
November 2008 Vice-President of the US Millennium Challenges Corporation, Mr. John Hewko (signing of the Memorandum of understanding offering of a grant of 11.9 million USD by the CPM to the Republic of Moldova)
November 2009 US Deputy Under Secretary of State for European and Euro-Asian affairs, Mr. Daniel Russell
February 2010 delegation of the US Office of the Assistance Coordinator for Europe and Eurasia, Deputy Director, Kathy Kavalek and the desk officer for Moldova
February 27 – March 1, 2010 Director of the Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova Office, US Department of State, Mr. Larry Silverman
August 11-12, 2010 President of the World Bank Group, Mr. Robert B. Zoellick
September 2010 US Deputy Under Secretary of State for European and Euro-Asian affairs, Mr. Daniel Russell
October 2010 Executive Director of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Mr. Daniel Yohannes
March 2011 US Vice-president, Mr. Joseph Biden
June 2011 Chisinau – US Senator, Mr. John McCain
June 2011 Secretary of State of North Carolina, Mrs. Elaine Marshall
22-26 June 2011 Secretary of State of North Carolina, Elaine Marshall
September 2011
April 2012
US Deputy Under Secretary of State for European and Euro-Asian affairs, Mr. Daniel Russell
April 2012 Secretary of State of North Carolina, Elaine Marshall
May 16-17, 2012 Senior Counselor of the US Special Envoy for Energy in Eurasia, Mr. Daniel Stein
November 2013 Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Euro-Asian Affairs, Mr. Eric Rubin
December 4, 2013 US Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry
March 24, 2014 Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, US Department of State, Ambassador Carlos Pascual
March 30, 2014 Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Victoria Nuland
April 17, 2014 U.S. Congressional delegation (Senators John McCain, John Barrasso, John Hoeven and Ron Johnson)
April 21-22, 2014 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee)
April 30, 2014 Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Thomas O. Melia and Assistant Administrator of the USAI Paige Alexander (launching of the Democracy Consolidation Working Group as part of the U.S.-Moldova Strategic Dialogue)
May 14, 2014 Coordinator of the Bureau of International Information Programs, DoS, Macon Phillips
May 26, 2014 U.S. Congressional delegation (senators Jim Inhofe, Jeff Sessions, Deb Fischer, Tim Scott and John Barrasso)
14-20 June 2014 Secretary of State of North Carolina, Elaine Marshall
July 2, 2014 U.S. Congressional delegation (senator Ben Cardin)
September 8-10, 2014 Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, DoS, Mr. Eric Rubin
December 18, 2014 U.S. Congressional delegation (senator Bob Goodlatte, congressmen Tom Marino, Steve Cohen, Hank Johnston, Jerrold Nadler, Jim Sensenbrenner etc)
March 3, 2015 Deputy Secretary of State, Mr. Antony Blinken
March 17, 2015 Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs James A. Walsh
March 20, 2015 Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, DoS, Mr. Eric Rubin
April 24, 2015 Coordinator for U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, DoS, Mrs. Alina L. Romanowski
May 7, 2015 Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Mr. Bruce Andrews
6-10 October 2015 Secretary of State of North Carolina, Elaine Marshall

Bilateral legal framework

Moldovan - American bilateral relations are regulated by 48 bilateral treaties, agreements, memorandum, amendments, declarations in the economic, military, education and scientific research fields

Economic relations

In order to boost economic relations between the Republic of Moldova and the US in 2003 was created the Moldovan-American Committee for economic cooperation. Its last meeting was held in Washington, DC, on March 3, 2014, during the official visit to the US of the Prime-minister of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Iurie Leanca.

A Moldovan-American working group in the energy sector was launched in Chisinau on March 24, 2014, as part of the bilateral Strategic Dialogue, recently initiated in Washington. The Coordinator for International Energy Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, Ambassador Carlos Pascual said the United States would provide the needed support for Moldova’s integration into the European energy system and reiterated the USA’s further backing to increase investments in projects on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

According to the data of the National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova, in 2014 the Moldovan-American trade totaled 108448.6 million USD (an increase of 10% compared with 2013), of which exports - 32.1 million USD (increased by 27% compared with 2013), imports - 76.4 million USD (increased by 3.8% compared with 2013).

U.S. Assistance to Moldova

Since 1992, the United States has provided nearly $1.2 billion in assistance to Moldova, including over $22 million in FY 2013 and a five-year, $262 million Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact launched in 2010. This assistance has supported an array of democratic, economic, justice-sector, and other reforms that advance Moldova’s European integration and illustrate the strength of the U.S.-Moldova bilateral relationship. As part of Prime Minister Leanca’s visit to Washington (March 3-4, 2014), the United States announced a 60-percent increase of U.S. assistance targeted to boost the productivity and competitiveness of Moldovan businesses and to facilitate access of Moldovan wine to European Union (EU) markets. Ongoing U.S. programs in Moldova support the following objectives:

Supporting Sustainable Economic Growth

The programs announced today will help Moldovan businesses benefit from the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement under the Association Agreement that Moldova expects to sign with the EU later this year, leading to increased investment and job creation. Additionally, U.S. academic and professional exchanges will enhance Moldovans’ business skills and agricultural productivity. The United States also encourages foreign investment in Moldova by helping to reduce barriers to trade and improve the ease of doing business. These programs complement the MCC Compact, which supports a transition to high-value agriculture through the rehabilitation of roads and irrigation systems.

Strengthening Democracy and the Rule of Law

Programs strengthen Moldova’s democratic institutions and processes, including by promoting a vibrant civil society, improving local governance, and supporting more active participation by Moldovans in civic life. U.S. assistance also strengthens the rule of law in Moldova by improving judicial administration, training judges and prosecutors, and promoting public awareness of justice-sector reforms and legislation. Collectively, these programs reduce corruption while increasing government transparency and accountability, which will be crucial to fulfilling Moldova’s European aspirations.

Enhancing Security and Law Enforcement

The United States also provides assistance to help Moldova prevent and combat transnational crimes, particularly trafficking in persons, cybercrime, and the illicit trafficking of nuclear materials. These programs help to ensure the integrity of Moldova’s borders and assist Moldova in meeting EU visa liberalization and border security requirements. The United States also supports the professionalization of Moldova’s military. U.S. assistance enhances Moldova’s capabilities to become a force provider for peacekeeping and stability operations and to promote regional security.

U.S. assistance through the Millennium Challenge Corporation

The Compact is an assistance program offered to the Republic of Moldova by the U.S. Government through the Millennium Challenge Corporation for the period 2010-2015, providing major investment in eradication of constraints hindering the Moldovan economy, such as disastrous roads infrastructure and underdeveloped irrigation system.

The Compact is implemented according to the Agreement signed on 22 January 2010 by the Government of the Republic of Moldova and the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation. Under this financial agreement, our country will be provided financial assistance valued 262 million U.S. dollars for a period of five years, to implement the projects Transition to a modern agriculture and Rehabilitation of road network.

The management of the investment projects, financial and technical assistance projects within the framework of the Compact is done by the public institution, Millennium Challenge Moldova Fund, established by the Governmental Decision no 230 of March 6, 2010. For details visit http://mca.gov.md/