According to the newspaper, President Maia Sandu made this request to Berlin in September. Meanwhile, the Moldovan Prime Minister reported on the progress in negotiations with Gazprom
The Moldovan authorities have asked Germany for assistance in the supply of gas, Der Spiegel reports.
According to the newspaper, this request to the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier was voiced by the Moldovan leader Maia Sandu when he visited Moldova at the end of September.
Steinmeier’s office told the newspaper that “a conversation on energy issues” took place between the heads of state, but did not provide details. The German Foreign Ministry said that the government of the country “is in contact with Moldova regarding options for short and medium-term support opportunities at various levels.”
On October 22, Moldova introduced a state of emergency due to the rise in prices on the gas market Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilitsa said that the country was facing a “serious crisis.” She also noted that Chisinau has been negotiating with Gazprom on gas supplies for two months, but the Moldovan side is not sure that an agreement with the Russian company will be concluded.
Today Gavrilitsa, speaking at a conference in Brussels, said that the Moldovan delegation, led by Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spinu, continues negotiations in St. Petersburg with the leadership of Gazprom and “some progress has already been noted in them” (quoted by NewsMaker.md) …