Moldovan and NATO Representatives Discussed the Military Buildup

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Issues of Moldova’s interaction with NATO were discussed at the meeting of the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Defense Valeriu Mija with the head of the Eastern Partnership Division of the Political Affairs and Security Policy Department of NATO Tanya Hartman. According to the press service of the Ministry, the discussion focused on topics related to the cooperation of the National Army with NATO within the framework of the Partnership for Peace Program, as well as the progress of the Defense Capacity Building Initiative (DCBI), reports. Mija confirmed the importance of the assistance provided by NATO and partners in reforming the country’s armed forces. The parties agreed on a number of new directions in the transformation of the defense sector. Another topic raised at the meeting with the NATO official was the participation of Moldovan military contingents in international peacekeeping operations. Hartman highly appreciated Moldova’s contribution to global security through participation in the KFOR mission in Kosovo. “She focused on NATO’s readiness to support Moldova in various areas, including security and defense reform in accordance with international democratic standards,” the message reads.