MFAEI: Moldova and U.S. to Strengthen Security Cooperation

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Acting Secretary General Sergiu Odainic met with a delegation headed by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Programs Kathryn Insley. The diplomats touched on recent developments in European and international security, stressing the importance of strengthening the international order based on norms and rules, stepping up efforts in multilateral cooperation formats offered by the UN, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, as well as other structures to promote the goals of states in non-proliferation, disarmament and arms control, reported. During the talks, the officials stressed that in order to reduce threats to international security, it is important that all states fulfill their obligations under international treaties and conventions. Possibilities of cooperation in the process of modernizing Moldova’s security sector were also discussed, in order to increase the resilience and the capacity of national institutions to respond to new challenges, including expert trainings. The sides also spoke about bilateral cooperation in preventing and combating trafficking in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials.   Point