Vitalie Marinuţa "The Ministry of Defence monitors the situation regarding corruption in the military and pursue actions to fight the phenomenon"
Chisinau, December 5th, 2012 — The Ministry of Defence monitors the situation regarding corruption in the military and pursue actions to fight the phenomenon acting harshly in cases of violation of the law. This statement was made today by the Minister of Defense Vitalie Marinuţa during a roundtable organized by the Center for Information and Documentation (CID) NATO in Chisinau, titled “Reducing the risk of corruption in the defense and security system of the Republic of Moldova”.
Appreciating the initiative of NATO to launch NATO CID in Chisinau through a project which analyzes the phenomenon of corruption in defense and security system, Mr. Marinuta said that the Ministry of Defence will provide the necessary support to implement this initiative. “The Ministry of Defence will work towards implementing this initiative in our country and we would like our collegues from other institutions, which make up the defense and security system of the country to be receptive, too.” said the Minister of Defence.
In this context, Vitalie Marinuta pointed out that there is a subdivision within the Ministry of Defense in charge of combating corruption in the military institutions.
NATO representative, Oliver Desarzens, spoke about the prospects of implementation of the initiative which aims to reduce the risk of corruption in the defense and security system of the Republic of Moldova and recommendations in this area. “We are pleased that the Republic of Moldova joined this project, which aims to bring order and transparency in the security and defense system of the country. We hope for future cooperation, reflected by a series of trainings in Moldova and visits of NATO experts that will assist you throughout the project” said the NATO official. Similar projects that involve reducing corruption risk in the defense and security system have been implemented successfully by NATO in Bulgaria and Serbia.