Republic of Moldova-NATO Partnership Discussed in Brussels
CHISINAU, February 4, 2019 — Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza and Permanent Representative of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison, talked about the Moldovan-American strategic partnership and the prospects of the military cooperation, today, in Brussels.
The talks regarded the staff’s training in military educational institutions from the USA, participation of Moldovan and American contingents in multinational exercises, programs and projects of logistics assistance and endowment with equipment and military vehicles.
Also today, Eugen Sturza met with Deputy Chairman of NATO Military Committee, Lt. Gen. Steven M. Sherpo.
The two officials reviewed the defense cooperation between the North Atlantic Alliance and Republic of Moldova, with a focus on the joint programs and initiatives aimed to modernize and reform the National Army.
Thus, the topics discussed related to the Defense Capacity Building Initiative (DCBI), Interoperability Platform, Operational Capabilities Concept (OCC), Individual Partnership Action Plan Republic of Moldova — NATO, and Professional Development Program (PDP).
Minister Sturza specified that all these projects contributed significantly to the development and building of the national defense system and thanked the allied countries for the expertise and assistance in adjusting the sector’s legal framework and the troops’ training in compliance with international standards.
Eugen Sturza also referred to the priorities of the Ministry of Defense for 2019, including the National Army’s professionalization and the reformation of the training system of privates and sergeants corps. In this regard, the Defense Minister asked for the foreign partners’ support in achieving these goals.
Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza is paying an official visit to Brussels, Belgium, during February
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