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Moldovan-German Meeting at the Ministry of Defense

Chisinau, February 22, 2013 — Minister of Defense Vitalie Marinuta met with the Ambassador of Germany to Chisinau, Matthias Meyer. The parties discussed about the Moldovan-German defense cooperation and projects to be implemented by the two countries. The officials also focused their attention on the social-political situation in the Republic of Moldova.

The Minister of Defense said Germany is a critical partner for our country. The Moldovan official thanked the German ambassador for the logistics and training support of the Moldovan defense institution, including within international projects. “Moldovan troops trained in German schools and training areas raise the readiness of the National Army. The most outstanding example is the Moldovan forces’ performance on Hohenfels training ground, where our service members learn new techniques from other countries’ troops. This is a great support for us, because only by learning together, we can reach our goals in international missions”, Vitalie Marinuta said.

In his turn, Matthias Meyer said Republic of Moldova should play a crucial role in the European security area through contribution of Moldovan troops to international peacekeeping and peace building missions held by the European Union under UN. The German official also said that his country would keep supporting the reform of the defense institution and the further joint projects.

The defense attaché of Germany based in Bucharest, LTC Berthold Eisenreigh, who participated at the meeting, made a private donation of computer equipment to the defense institution.

The Moldovan-German defense cooperation relations are based on the defense cooperation agreement signed March 2003.

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