NATO adopted a Declaration on Tuesday during the spring assembly in Oslo, Norway, regarding the situation of the Republic of Moldova. The declaration calls the Moldovan authorities to respect human rights and political opposition.
The document asserted the concern for the "evolution of the tense political situation in the Republic of Moldova, in the wake of the elections of 5 April 2008". According to the Declaration, NATO standing committee "expects the dialog between the Government and the opposition, as well as between the political forces and the civil society, to be real, effective and transparent",
NATO "urges the Government of the Republic of Moldova to observe the human rights and the fundamental freedoms that the Republic of Moldova pledged to enforce, including by joining the Partnership for Peace".
The document was initially proposed by the Romanian Parliamentary delegation for the NATO Parliamentary assembly, led by Liberal Democrat Sever Voinescu.