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Great Britain Assigns New Defense Attaché to Republic of Moldova

Chisinau, November 20, 2014 — Deputy Defense Minister, Aurel Fondos, and Chief of Main Staff, National Army Commander, Brigadier Gen. Igor Gorgan, met with the Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Chisinau, Philip David Batson, who introduced the new defense attaché to Republic of Moldova, based in Kiev, Navy Cpt. Karen McTear.

Aurel Fondos congratulated Karen McTear on her assignment and wished her success in her further tenure. The Deputy Defense Minister expressed his confidence that the cooperation relations between the two armies would enhance.

The new defense attaché said that holding such a position is a privilege for her. The official also reiterated her country’s availability to develop an efficient partnership with the National Army.

Karen McTear is married and has two children. She worked at the Ministry of Defense of London and at the Embassy of Great Britain to Moscow.

Previously, Col. Jeremy Burnell was the defense attaché of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Republic of Moldova.

The Moldovan-British cooperation in defense area started in 1999.

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