Romanian President Traian Basescu addressed Republic of Moldova citizens a message on Thursday to mark Moldova's Independence Day and the Romanian Language Day: "I'd like to thank you as the Romanian Language remains alive in the Republic of Moldova through you and your children", he said.

He said he thanked all those who identify themselves with the values of the Romanian people, European values and with the hope of a better future by speaking the Romanian language.

A presidential press release continues by saying that the Republic of Moldova faces a milestone in its history, as it was the moment the Moldovan citizens chose that the future of the Republic of Moldova was that of a modern, democratic state.