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Moldovan-German Cooperation Discussed by Minister Sturza and Ambassador Ganninger

CHISINAU, October 4, 2018 — Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza met today with the new Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany in our country, Angela Ganninger. The meeting was also attended by German defense attaché based in Bucharest, Cristian Zeice.

The officials talked about military cooperation, regional situation and priorities of the Ministry of Defense’s leadership with a focus on the National Army’s reformation.

In this regard, Eugen Sturza referred to the approval of the strategic documents — National Defense Strategy and Military Strategy — that establish the functioning of State institutions in order to ensure national defense. They also include the national defense system’s building, development, and modernization.

“Once these documents have been approved, we can start the second stage of the Defence Capacity Building Initiative, which means a new level of cooperation with our strategic partners and the National Army’s modernization”, said the Defense Minister.

Eugen Sturza also thanked the German Government for the support offered in instructing service members, training National Army contingents deployed in KFOR mission, offering assistance in implementing projects in the military medicine field, developing the capabilities of the National Army Weapons and ammunition center, as well as within the NATO/Partnership for Peace Project on the disposal of pesticides and chemicals in the Republic of Moldova.

Ambassador Angela Ganninger said that Germany is ready to offer assistance for the development and modernization of Moldova’s defense institution.

The Moldovan-German military cooperation is based on the Cross-ministerial Defense Cooperation Agreement signed in March, 2003.

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