Defense Attaches in Republic of Moldova Meet in Chisinau
CHISINAU, June 27, 2012 — The role of defense attaches is crucial for the consolidation of cooperation relationship between the Republic of Moldova and its partner countries in the defense area, Minister of Defense Vitalie Marinuta stated today, during the annual meeting of defense attaches in Republic of Moldova with the leadership of the military institution.
During the meeting, Vitalie Marinuta reiterated the commitment of the Moldovan defense institution to strengthen and develop military bilateral relations, that are an important part of the interstate cooperation domain. Therefore, the Defense Minister stated the National Army was motivated to enhance interoperability with the Western armies and participate in international peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.
As for the National Army modernization process, Vitalie Marinuta stated our partners’ support develops the military reform process.
The defense attaches will visit the 3rd Light Infantry Battalion of the Moldovan Peacekeeping Forces and attend the final stage of Peace Shield 2012 exercise.
The defense attaches’ tour is organized by the Ministry of Defense yearly and it is meant to familiarize the foreign officials with the current development of the National Army.
Republic of Moldova currently hosts defense attaches from 25 states. The attaches of five countries (Romania, USA, Russia, Poland and Ukraine) are based in Chisinau and the others — in Bucharest, Kiev and Moscow.