Moldova does not aspire to become a NATO member, Head of Moldovan diplomacy Nicu Popescu told journalists at the meeting of the North Atlantic Alliance Foreign Ministers in Bucharest.
He noted that Moldova’s neutrality status is stipulated in the Constitution, adding that neutrality does not mean self-isolation, demilitarization or indifference to what is happening in the world, reports noi.md.
“Moldova is interested in strengthening its stability, including through NATO,” Popescu said, adding that Moldova is attending the NATO ministerial meeting to be more visible in the international arena and to partner with those countries and organizations that support Moldova’s freedom, territorial integrity and democracy.
During the meeting, the NATO Foreign Ministers promised stronger “individual support” to Moldova and the two other “partner countries” they invited to Bucharest on November 29-30.
The Republic of Moldova was invited to the meeting on support for Russian-occupied Ukraine as a North Atlantic Alliance partner country along with Georgia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and a special session devoted to them is scheduled for Nov. 30.