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High Rank Meeting at Ministry of Defense

Chisinau, March 30, 2014 — Interim Minister of Defense, Igor Panfile, met today with Evelyn Farcas, United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. The event was also attended by Gen.Maj. Randy Kee, Director, Strategy and Policy, Headquarters U.S. European Command.

The Interim Minister of Defense appreciated the American official’s visit to the Ministry of Defense and stated that the cooperation with US in the defense area is very important for Republic of Moldova. Igor Panfile thanked the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the support provided in defense system reform through assistance programs.

“Over 400 National Army servicemembers attended high quality training courses due to the International Military Education and Training Program (IMET), launched by US Department of State in 1994. These officers and non-commissioned officers, trained in the best military schools, represent the Moldovan Army’s elite and contribute to the reform of the security and defense sector”, Igor Panfile mentioned.

Evelyn Farkas stated that the USA monitor our country’s events and keep supporting Republic of Moldova’s European course. The American official appreciated the National Army’s contribution to KFOR mission and specified that the USA would support the reforms initiated by the Ministry of Defense, through expertise, training and other areas.

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