MOLDOVA REGRETS SALE OF ARMS TO ARMENIA, SAYS IT WAS 'WRONG POLITICAL MOVE'

ArmeniaDiaspora.com
Oct 26 2011

Epress.am --- Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Vladmir Filat
acknowledged that the sale of arms to Armenia was a wrong political
move and apologized to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Moldova's
Ambassador in Baku Igor Bodiu told 1news.az.

The diplomat stated that ChiÈ~YinÄ~Cu really did sell $3 million USD
worth of weapons to Armenia, and called this fact a "wrong political
move".

At the same time, he stressed that "there are no international
sanctions prohibiting the sale of arms to Armenia".

"Both Moldova and Azerbaijan are members of GUAM [Organization
for Democracy and Economic Development of four post-Soviet states:
Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova], and we hope that this fact
will not damage our relations. Moldova has set up two commissions
which are investigating the incident. Once again let me say, it was
the wrong political move," said Bodiu.

Moldnews recalls that earlier Vlad Filat said he knew nothing of the
sale of missile and artillery systems to Armenia -- despite the fact
that his signature is on the sale documents.