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The Practical Course on Ammunition Stockpile Management is Over

CHISINAU, June 23, 2016 — The participants in the Practical course on ammunition stockpile management received today their graduation certificates during a ceremony held at the National Army Weapons and Ammunition Center from Chisinau.

At the event, the representative of OSCE Mission to the Republic of Moldova, Anton Thomson, congratulated the graduates and told them to apply the knowledge and skills learned during the course, in order to efficiently manage the weapons and ammunition stockpile for the population’s security.

The military attaché of Austria, Col. Erich Simburger, mentioned that the training project on weapons and ammunition stockpile management, which Austria is part of, has the final goal to train the participants in this sector. Another important course aspect within this project is to train a group of National Army instructors who will, eventually, train other Moldovan specialists in the management of weapons and ammunition.

Col. Simburger added that Austria will continue to support the implementation of this project, together with the other partners.

The Swedish attaché, Col. Peter Liden, said that the ammunition stockpile security has always been a priority for the institutions responsible for their management, highlighting their important role in ensuring the people’s security and the stability and security of the Republic of Moldova.

The practical course was conducted by the Ministry of Defense in cooperation with representatives of the Armed Forces from Austria, Sweden, Germany, Canada, and Switzerland, under the auspices of OSCE Mission in the Republic of Moldova.

Within June 7-23 when the course was held, 13 representatives of the National Army, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Justice learned basic terms on ammunition logistics, technologies of secure ammunition storage, procedures of ammunition palletization and stocking, as well as ammunition stockpile management.

The event is part of a training project implemented under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Defense and OSCE on the implementation of the Complex Program on Small Arms and Light Weapons and conventional weapons in the Republic of Moldova, signed on October 28, 2010.

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