Polish president congratulates Moldovan president-elect

Maia Sandu, a pro-Europe candidate, will become the first female president of Moldova after defeating her main rival, Igor Dodon, by scooping 57.72 percent of the vote. Dumitru Doru/PAP/EPA

Polish President Andrzej Duda has congratulated the president elect of Moldova, and said Poland’s supports her country’s European aspirations.

Maia Sandu, a pro-Europe candidate, will become the first female president of Moldova after defeating her main rival, Igor Dodon, by scooping 57.72 percent of the vote.

"On the occasion of the election of the President of Moldova, I would like to congratulate you and send my best wishes for success in fulfilling this responsible and honourable mission," wrote Duda in a congratulatory message posted on his official website.

The president wrote Poland and Moldova were united by friendship and trust, common respect for democratic values and freedom, as well as cultural, historical and social ties built over centuries.

Duda went on to say that the two countries were closely cooperating within the Eastern Partnership, and that Poland remains an advocate of strengthening Moldova's dialogue with the European Union and that it is ready to continue to support Moldova's government and society in its pro-European aspirations.