Minister of Defense, Anatol Salaru, Meets with Ambassadors of Pakistan, Jordan, and Indonesia
CHISINAU, February 5, 2016 — Minister of Defense, Anatol Salaru, met with the ambassadors of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and Indonesia to the Republic of Moldova, based in Bucharest.
The current geo-political situation, the prospective of new bilateral military cooperation, international security aspects, and the defense policy of each country were the main issues discussed during the meetings.
Anatol Salaru informed His Excellency, Ambassador of Pakistan, Ayaz Muhammad Khan, His Excellency, Ambassador of Jordan, Saker Malkawi, and His Excellency, Ambassador of Indonesia, Diar Nurbinoro, about the priorities of the new Moldovan Government, with a focus on the defense and security sector.
Minister Salaru mentioned that the National Army undergoes a reformation and reorganization process in order to achieve the interoperability level of Euro-Atlantic countries.
The Ambassadors expressed their interest to start a military cooperation with our country through the implementation of joint projects regarding the training of Moldovan officers and NCOs in educational institutions in Pakistan and Jordan. Also, the three officials mentioned the possibility to launch mutual assistance programs in certain defense sectors, on different levels.
On behalf of the Ministers of Defense of Pakistan, Jordan, and Indonesia, and the Jordanian Prime Minister, the Ambassadors invited Anatol Salaru to visit the countries they represent, in order to lay the foundations for future cooperation.
Anatol Salaru appreciated the Ambassadors’ cooperation initiatives and assured them that our country is open to new military cooperation.
At the end of the meetings, the officials assured each other of starting to examine the possibilities of new military cooperation.