PARP Experts at Ministry of Defense
CHISINAU, April 9, 2019 — The achievements of the implementation of the objectives established by the Republic of Moldova within the PfP Planning and Review Process (PARP) are being assessed by a group of NATO experts who are paying a visit to the Ministry of Defense within April
According to chief of the Defense Policy and Planning Directorate, Col. Gheorghe Oarza, the experts will meet with representatives of the directorates and departments of Ministry of Defense and General Staff, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Ministry of Finances, Ministry of Internal Affairs, and Security and Intelligence Service. The officials will talk about the achievements and actions undertaken in order to implement the partnership objectives and the deficiencies that have been identified during the implementation process.
The Republic of Moldova adhered to PARP in 1997 and has set objectives that concerned only the National Army. In 2003, the format of PARP meetings has been broadened through the participation of representatives of government institutions, components of the national security and defense sector.
The cooperation within the partnership allows the use of NATO member and partner states’ experience in order to evaluate the political, military, and economical factors that could affect the PARP process, as well as the development of capacities of declared forces within the Partnership for Peace (PfP).
The PARP participation assessment is conducted every year, according to an odd-even cycle, by each partner state in cooperation with NATO experts.
PARP had been taken on and is in the implementation process in neutral countries such as Sweden, Austria, and Finland.