President of the Republic of Moldova to visit Canada

2023 May 9

I have great admiration for President Sandu’s strong personal leadership and for the Moldovan people as they continue to experience the impacts of Russia’s brutal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine. I look forward to welcoming President Sandu to Canada for the first time and discussing our shared priorities, including Moldova’s ambition to join the European Union.

The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Her Excellency Maia Sandu, President of the Republic of Moldova, will visit Canada from May 11 to 12, 2023.

The Prime Minister and the President will discuss the global impact of, and responses to, President Putin’s brutal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine and security in Eastern Europe. The Prime Minister will reiterate Canada’s support for Moldova’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and for the international rules-based order, in the face of Russian threats.

The Prime Minister and the President will also discuss Moldova’s continued support in welcoming so many Ukrainians in need of shelter, safety, and humanitarian assistance.

During the President’s visit, the two leaders will discuss issues of mutual interest, including Moldova’s domestic institutional reform and anti-corruption agenda, and support for Moldova’s path to integration with the European Union.

During the visit, the President will also meet with the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon.