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Minister of Defense Meets with Ambassador of Canada

Chisinau, March 6, 2018 — Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza met today with Kevin Hamilton, Ambassador of Canada in the Republic of Moldova based in Bucharest.

The talks regarded the military bilateral cooperation and the opportunities for expanding the Moldovan-Canadian partnership, the regional situation and the priorities of the Ministry of Defense for 2018.

Minister Sturza appreciated Canada’s support through equipment donation for the National Army engineers and specified that these protection suits are used by the military engineers during demining missions throughout the country.

Eugen Sturza also informed the Canadian official about the institution’s projects in the framework of the defense sector’s reformation with a focus on developing strategic documents, equipping the army, and increasing the participation in peacekeeping operations and crisis management.

The Ambassador of Canada mentioned that his country is ready to increase the defense cooperation and will support the identification of beneficial projects for both armies.

The military cooperation between the Republic of Moldova and Canada started in 1996.

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