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Acting Defense Minister Vitalie Marinuta Meets with Ambassador of Azerbaijan

Chisinau, April 9, 2013 — Republic of Moldova has no intention to sell weapons to Armenia while the implementation of the agreement previously signed has been stopped, acting Defense Minister Vitalie Marinuta said during a meeting with the Ambassador of Republic of Azerbaijan to Republic of Moldova, Namig Hasan oglu Aliyev.

Vitalie Marinuta said that the information released by the media over the last period of time is fake and aims at making the political situation of the country, as well as Moldovan-Azerbaijan cooperation relationship, worse. “As I have said before, the authorities of the Republic of Moldova decided to stop the fulfillment of the agreement on selling some of National Army’s assets to Armenia. This is a final decision that cannot be revised”, Marinuta said.

“We appreciate the Moldovan authorities’ position and decision on this issue for this is how your country shows a friendly attitude towards Azeri people and Azerbaijan as a state”, Ambassador Aliyev says.

During the meeting, the parties discussed some issues of bilateral cooperation between Republic of Moldova and Azerbaijan, including in defense area. The officials also put the focus on the possibility of concluding a new agreement between the ministries of defense of the two states.

The Azerbaijani official applied the Moldovan Ministry’s assistance in identifying the data on citizens of Azerbaijan fallen on the territory of our country during World War II. “This information will be sent to the heroes’ relatives to be included in a book the diplomatic mission from Chisinau intends to publish”, the official from Baku said.

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