Moldovan Defense Minister Anatolie Nosatii during his visit to Brussels on October 12 participated in the Ramstein group and met with NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Gioane and NATO Assistant Secretary General Thomas Goffus.
They discussed Moldova’s cooperation with the North Atlantic Alliance within the Partnership for Peace framework and the state of security in the region.
According to the press service of the Defense Ministry, Anatolie Nosatii spoke about the National Army’s contribution to crisis management, including the situation of refugees in Ukraine. And also about the participation of the Moldovan military in peacekeeping operations under the mandate of international organizations.
The agenda included the current state of Moldovan cooperation with the North Atlantic Alliance in the framework of the Partnership for Peace and the evolution of the security situation in the region.
The parties discussed:
– implementation of the Individual Action Plan of the RM-NATO Partnership and the goals set forth in the Partnership and Review Process (PARP),
– progress in the implementation of the Defense Capacity Building Initiative (DCBI) package,
- assistance projects aimed at modernizing our country’s security and defense sector.
“The Defense Minister thanked the North Atlantic Alliance for its assistance in implementing various projects aimed at reforming the defense sector in line with the principles of good democratic governance and modernization of defense capabilities, as well as increasing the country’s sustainability,” the ministry wrote in a statement.
The Defense Minister also participated in a meeting of Ramstein contact group in support of Ukraine, which was held at NATO headquarters.
International talks on supporting Ukraine in the war with Russia were initiated by the United States. The first meeting at the Ramstein airbase in Germany on April 26 brought together representatives of defense ministries from 43 countries. As a result, Ukrainian Defense Contact Group was created and it was decided to hold meetings on a monthly basis. The Ramstein Group includes Defense Ministers of 55 countries of the world. As of June 15, Moldova and Georgia joined the talks.