Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.177 - 20 August 2015
Meeting of Minister Mircea Dușa with his Counterpart from the Republic of Moldova
The Minister of National Defence, Mircea Dușa, met on Thursday, August 20 with his Moldovan counterpart, Mr. Anatolie Șalaru, during the latter’s visit to Bucharest.
„Today’s meeting is intended as a step further in consolidating the high level political and military dialogue between our countries as well as a good opportunity for an exchange of views on the stage and perspectives of military bilateral cooperation in multilateral formats” Minister Mircea Dușa declared.
The topics on the agenda included regional security, bilateral defence cooperation and cooperation within regional and international initiatives with a focus on NATO and EU dimensions.
The defence minister pointed out that Romania contributes actively to consolidating the cooperation between NATO and the Republic of Moldova, in the framework of the Interoperability Platform and the Defence Capability Building, DCB. Minister Dușa saluted the newly created NATO Liaison Office in Chișinău and announced that our country will provide an expert for this structure, who would assist the military authorities of the Republic of Moldova in the field of assessing strategic threats and military risks.
Minister Dușa also stated that our country encourages Moldova’s participation in South-East European regional initiatives, with a view to increasing visibility of the National Armed Forces at regional level.
Speaking of the European trajectory of the neighboring country, Minister Dușa restated our support for a higher involvement of the Republic of Moldova in the activities and actions conducted under the aegis of the Common Security and Defence Policy, as an important part of the process of European integration.
The two officials discussed about the common training activities. Minister Dușa said he considered such activities are useful and proposed that teams of officers and NCOs from the National Armed Forces of the Republic of Moldova should continue to participate in the national exercises conducted by the Romanian Armed Forces.