New members of government sworn in today
The new members of the cabinet took the oath today in a festive ceremony at the state residence. Attending the event were Prime Minister Pavel Filip and Parliament Speaker Andrian Candu, who temporarily held the interim office of president and signed the decree appointing deputy premiers and ministers.
Thus, the cabinet was completed with two deputy premiers: Iurie Leanca – deputy premier for European Integration and Cristina Lesnic – deputy premier for reintegration, and five ministers: Chiril Gaburici – Minister of Economy and Infrastructure, Svetlana Cebotari – Minister of Health, Labor and Social Protection, Liviu Volconovici – Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment, Tudor Ulianovschi – Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Alexandru Tanase – Justice Minister.
Filip congratulated the new members of government saying that the new governmental formula fits perfectly in the central public administration reform and in the technocratic dimension. He also said that although the year 2018 will not be easy, as it is an electoral one, he is sure the new members of the government will work well and efficiently, keeping away from polemics and political disputes, as the Moldovan government has done so far over two years.
“In the same way, let us focus more on the things a government has to do. Let us be closer to people, understanding their problems, and to try to come up with solutions to them. I wish you success and at the end of the year we can stand before the citizens of Moldova and we can say that we have done up and everything possible to make their lives a little better”, he said.
Candu said that three things are needed for the Moldovan state to be different after 2018 – functional institutions, governed by laws; officials with the sense of duty and respect for people; professionals in public positions.
“I am confident that the current composition of Filip government includes the three elements. Reshuffles made today have brought to the government team experienced people who have the necessary authority for the rules and strategies adopted in the hope of modernizing the country to be successfully implemented”, he said.