MOLDOVA / GUTERRES VISIT

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Marking his first visit to Chișinău on the 30th anniversary of Moldova’s membership to the UN, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres thanked Moldova, the “small country with a big heart” for opening its doors to almost half a million Ukrainian refugees, by far the most of any country as proportion of its own population. UNIFEED

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STORY: MOLDOVA / GUTERRES VISIT
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DATELINE: 09 MAY 2022, CHIȘINĂU, MOLDOVA

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1. Various shots, cars with flags for Victory Day pass by on Strada Vasile Alecsandri
2. Wide shot, armed guard and officials await arrival of UN Secretary-General at Chișinău International Airport
3. Various shots, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is greeted by Ruslan Bolbocean, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova
4. Various shots, Guterres arrives at Headquarters of the Government of the Republic of Moldova and is greeted on building steps by Prime Minister of Moldova Natalia Gavrilița
5. Various shots, photo op with SG and Prime Minister
6. Wide shot, SG and Prime Minister seated for one-on-one in meeting room
7. Various shots, joint meeting of SG and Prime Minister delegations in conference room
8. Wide shot, lobby, SG and Prime Minister arrive to rostrums for press conference
9. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The most fragile of Ukraine’s neighbours, Moldova is by far the country that has received the most refugees, as proportion of its own population. Moldova needs and deserves massive support to match, including budget support to match its generosity and to preserve stability.”
10. Wide shot, end of presser
11. Wide shot, SG arrives to Parliament of the Republic of Moldova
12. Close up, SG is greeted by Igor Grosu, Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova
13. Various shots, Walking to the conference room with delegation
14. Various shots, photo op
15. Various shots, SG meeting with Moldova ministers with UN delegation in attendance

STORYLINE:

Marking his first visit to Chișinău on the 30th anniversary of Moldova’s membership to the UN, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today (9 May)thanked Moldova, the “small country with a big heart” for opening its doors to almost half a million Ukrainian refugees, by far the most of any country as proportion of its own population.

Speaking in the Moldovan capital today (9 May) Secretary-General António Guterres thanked Moldova for your “generosity” in opening its borders.

The war is having a devastating impact on the Moldovan economy, with supply chains broken and fuel and food prices rising fast.

He added that Moldova, “the most fragile of Ukraine’s neighbours” needs and deserves financial assistance to match its own generosity towards the people of Ukraine in order to preserve stability.

The UN Chief noted that it took time for the Organisation to adapt to a European crisis. In Moldova, there are no refugee camps. Refugees live with the families of Moldovans. He emphasized the scaling up of their most effective program for refugees- that of cash assistance.

The United Nations aims to support over 90,000 refugees and 55,000 Moldovan hosts, in coordination with the Government and other partners. However, the UN and its partner organizations can only support governments to meet the needs of everyone affected by the war if its two humanitarian appeals for $2.25 billion inside Ukraine and $1.85 billion for the refugee response are fully funded.

Guterres made his remarks after meeting with Moldova’s Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița.

Later that day, the Secretary-General met with H.E. Igor Grosu, Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova.
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