Partnership Planning and Review Process Assessed at the Meeting of the Partnerships and Cooperative Security Committee
CHISINAU, June 6, 2019 — General State Secretary, Radu Burduja, is attending today the PARP consultations “29 + Republic of Moldova” in the framework of the meeting of the Partnerships and Cooperative Security Committee (PCSC) at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium.
During the activity, the participants will approve the final document of the Partnership Planning and Review Process (PARP) for this year — “PARP Assessment 2019”.
While in Brussels, Radu Burduja will meet with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Romania to NATO, Stelian Stoian, with Director of Defense Institution and Capacity Building, Operations Division, Marc Di Paolo, and with Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, Antonio Missiroli.
The talks will focus on the defense and security sector’s reformation, PARP at national level and its achievements, participation of the Republic of Moldova in international efforts aimed at building international security, contribution to assistance projects, programs, and initiatives in the area of defense, especially the Defence Capacity Building Initiative (DCBI), Operational Capabilities Concept (OCC), Building Integrity (BI), and their role in National Army’s professionalization and transformation.
This activity is part of the efforts made for enhancing the cooperation with strategic partners, cooperation between armies and exchange of experience in order to increase the National Army’s defense capacities, by generating new projects and initiatives that would benefit the defense institution of the Republic of Moldova.
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 economic 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 and in cooperation with NATO experts.