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High-level American delegation visiting the Ministry of Defense

CHISINAU, March 15, 2023 — The Minister of Defense Anatolie Nosatîi had, today, a meeting with the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Affairs (DASD), Laura K. Cooper and the head of the Directorate for Plans, Policies and Strategy of the US Europe Command, Major General Daniel Lasica.

The main topics addressed during the dialogue focused on the objectives of modernizing national defense capabilities, our country’s contribution to international security by participating in peacekeeping missions, the reforms carried out in the National Army, as well as strengthening national resilience.

Minister Anatolie Nosatîi referred to the infrastructure renovation projects implemented in the National Army with the support of American partners, as well as to the joint training of the militaries of the two states in bilateral and multinational exercises, for participation in international peacekeeping missions.

“The United States of America is an important strategic partner for the Republic of Moldova through the constant support it offers in various fields, including defense. In this regard, I would like to emphasize the assistance given to the implementation of the Defense Capability Development Initiative (DCBI). At the same time, I would like to thank the partners for the exchange of experience in the field of arms and ammunition stock management carried out in our country, as well as for the training of the military in the specialized courses organized in specialized schools in the USA,” said Minister Nosatîi.

It should be noted that, on Tuesday, March 14, Anatolie Nosatîi and Laura K. Cooper signed, at the Government headquarters, the bilateral Concept of the development of institutional defense capacities, which constitutes another important step in strengthening the partnership between the defense institutions of the two states.

The members of the US delegation are on a working visit to the Republic of Moldova from March 13 to 16, currently, in the context of participating in the high-level meeting of the Moldovan-American Strategic Dialogue.

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