Ursula von der Leyen meets Maia Sandu and Svyatlana Tsihanouskaya in New York 
September 22, 2022

Ursula von der Leyen meets Maia Sandu and Svyatlana Tsihanouskaya in New York 

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen met Moldovan President Maia Sandu and exiled Belarusian opposition leader Svyatlana Tsihanouskaya yesterday on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York.

“We fully support Moldovan efforts to deal with the impact of Russia’s war, with funding and technical assistance to its economy and energy security,” von der Leyen wrote on Twitter after meeting Maia Sandu. “We also work towards Moldova’s EU accession and I welcome the reform efforts made.”


Speaking to Svyatlana Tsihanouskaya, the European Commission President said the EU supported her and the Belarusian people in their struggle for a democratic Belarus and free and fair elections. 

“We have been supporting a free and vibrant Belarusian society with €100 million since 2020,” von der Leyen tweeted.

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