International experts at the Ministry of Defense
CHISINAU, December 10, 2021 - The group of international experts involved in the assistance program on the implementation of the Defense Capacity Building Initiative (DCBI) package paid a working visit to the Ministry of Defense on December 6-10.
In Chisinau, they had a series of meetings with representatives of the subdivisions and institutions subordinated to the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff involved in the process of transforming the National Army of the Republic of Moldova.
On the agenda of the discussions were topics regarding the implementation of the Long-Term National Army Development Plan and defense planning, as well as the actions taken in the implementation of the projects provided in the Assistance Package for the Republic of Moldova.
Experts` attention was focused, in particular, on projects related to strategic planning and human resource management in the context of assistance from allied and partner countries.
At the same time, the participants discussed the priorities of actions and capabilities in the process of transforming the National Army in the coming years.
In the context of the visit, the DCBI team met today with the Minister of Defense Anatolie Nosatii, to review the results of the work of experts and representatives of the National Army this week and to discuss further cooperation with external partners in the Defense Capacity Building Initiative. On this occasion, Anatolie Nosatii thanked the DCBI team for the significant support provided since the beginning of the implementation of the Package and until now. Thus, Minister Nosatîi appreciated the progress of achieving the objectives set in this chapter, highlighting, in particular, the contribution of foreign experts to the elaboration of strategic documents on the defense segment.
In turn, the head of the expert group, Dr. Keith A. Dunn, expressed his readiness to continue providing support to the National Army in the light of the assistance program on the implementation of the Defense Capacity Building Initiative (DCBI) package.The Republic of Moldova was accepted by the North Atlantic Alliance as part of the DCBI in June 2015, at the initiative of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, and the Ministry of Defense was designated as the institution responsible for its implementation. Through this initiative, the North Atlantic Alliance, with the assistance of the NATO Liaison Office in Chisinau, is committed to supporting our country, as partners, in its efforts to reform and modernize the defense and security sector, strengthen democratic institutions and good governments. Phase II of the DCBI Assistance Package for the Republic of Moldova is currently underway, which includes assistance, including technical assistance, to the Republic of Moldova by allied and partner states for the implementation of the National Army transformation process.