Moldova–United States relations
According the 2000 census, there 7,859 Moldovan-Americans residing in the United States.
According to the 2012 U.S. Global Leadership Report, 38% of Moldovans approve of U.S. leadership, with 15% disapproving and 47% uncertain.
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- Embassy 2
- See also 3
- References 4
- External links 5
The United States recognized the independence of Moldova on December 25, 1991 and opened the Embassy of the United States in Chişinău, in March 1992. The Republic of Moldova opened the Embassy of Moldova in Washington, D.C. in December 1993.
A trade agreement providing reciprocal most-favored-nation tariff treatment became effective in July 1992. An Overseas Private Investment Corporation agreement, which encourages U.S. private investment by providing direct loans and loan guarantees, was signed in June 1992. A bilateral investment treaty was signed in April 1993. Generalized system of preferences status was granted in August 1995, and some Eximbank coverage became available in November 1995.
In November 2006, the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation approved Moldova's $24.7 million Threshold Country Plan to combat corruption. The MCC also ruled that Moldova is eligible to apply for full compact assistance and the Moldovan Government is preparing its compact proposal.
The United States Ambassador to Moldova, Asif Chaudhry, arrived at post on September 24, 2008.
Principal U.S. Embassy Officials include:
- Ambassador—Asif Chaudhry
- Deputy Chief of Mission—Kelly Keiderling
- Consular Officer—David Franz
- Management Officer—Stanislas Parmentier
- Political/Economic Officers—Daria Fane, John Hardman, Michael Mates
- Public Affairs Officer—John Balian
- Regional Security Officer—Nick Pietrowicz
- USAID Officer—Gary Linden
- U.S. Global Leadership Project Report - 2012 Gallup
- History of Moldova - U.S. relations