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Graduates of the Ammunition Visual Inspection Course Receive Diplomas at the Ministry of Defense

CHISINAU, September 20, 2017 — The graduation ceremony of the Ammunition Visual Inspection Course, organized by the National Army Weapons and Ammunition Center, was held today at the Ministry of Defense. The event was attended by National Army Commander, Brigadier Gen. Igor Cutie, Ambassador of Republic of Austria in the Republic of Moldova, Christine Freilinger, Ambassador of Sweden in Chisinau, Signe Burgstaller, and Deputy Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, Stephen Young.

The National Army Commander congratulated the course graduates and expressed his conviction that the knowledge gathered within the course will be useful and beneficial for both the Republic of Moldova and the professional growth of National Army service members. Brigadier Gen. Cutie also thanked the ambassadors of the countries involved in the organization of the course and specified that the constant support offered to the National Army through various projects contributes to the improvement of ammunition storage conditions and helps to avoid possible uncontrolled explosions that could put in danger the life of civil population near the ammunition depots.

According to Chief of National Army Weapons and Ammunition Center, LTC Grigore Rata, the training was held within August 28 — September 20 and included theoretical and practical sessions on National Army ammunition’s visual inspection, in compliance with the best national and international practices. The source specified that the activity aimed to familiarize the participants with the practices, policies, and procedures concerning the structure and identification of ammunition, as well as possible risks during storage and transportation.

The Ammunition Visual Inspection Course was attended by eight National Army service members and three representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Justice.

The course is part of a training project organized 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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