Igor Dodon, the pro-Russian President of the Republic of Moldova, sent to President Klaus Iohannis, through the Romanian ambassador to Chisinau, an official invitation to visit Moldova, according to a Facebook post. "I have the certainty that only through repeated talks the asperities and difficulties that may arise in the relations between states or between institutions can be overcome," Dodon wrote.
The President of the Republic of Moldova handed the official invitation to Daniel Ionita, the ambassador of Romania, and told him that Romania and Moldova are "two independent and sovereign states which must find new opportunities for respectful and beneficial cooperation for citizens. "
The invitation of Dondon comes one year before the parliamentary elections in the Republic of Moldova. Dodon has often made aggressive statements against Romania and promoted Moldova's rapprochement with the Russian Federation.