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Moldova State University Students Discuss with Minister of Defense about Security and Defense

Chisinau, March 15, 2013 — Acting Minister of Defense Vitalie Marinuta met with the students of the International Relations, Political and Administrative Science Department of Moldova State University.

The event held at the Military History and Culture Center at the students’ request aimed at informing future political science experts about the security and defense area, as well as the reform implemented by the Ministry of Defense.

Vitalie Marinuta praised the students’ initiative and said the security and defense area need to be promoted in the national mass-media and put under the central authorities’ view. “This area is not very well-known and little understood by the civil society which the Ministry of Defense is in charge of and I don’t think this is right. Over the past three years, we have been trying to engage all the defense-related state divisions, non-governmental organizations working in the defense reform area, and we succeeded, although there is still much to do. Hence, I ask you to review in details this domain, make some yearly surveys, research paprs, and familiarize the public and the academic environment with the security and defense area”, Vitalie Marinuta said.

Minister Marinuta called the students to join the army and participate in the defense institution activity. “Minister of Defense needs young skillful personnel to continue implementing our reforms and come with new ideas in this are, which I consider as successful”, Minister Marinuta said.

The students discussed with the Defense Minister about the Republic of Moldova neuter status, participation of Moldovan officers in international peacekeeping operations and perspectives of the National Army development. The students also visited the newly renovated Museum of the National Army.

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