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Moldovan-British Dialogue on Defense

CHISINAU, June 28, 2019 — The Moldovan-British defense cooperation has been discussed today by Minister of Defense Pavel Voicu and Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Chisinau, Lucy Joyce, during a meeting that has been also attended by the British defense attaché, squadron commander Rob Hall.

The officials reviewed the main activities conducted in the framework of the partnership in areas of common interest.

In this regard, Minister Voicu thanked the British Government for the linguistic training of National Army service members, including those who are selected for the peacekeeping operation KFOR in Kosovo, and for the support offered to the development of the defense sector in the context of the Defence Capacity Building Initiative — DCBI.

Pavel Voicu also appreciated the assistance of British service members in training the team of military students for the international competition “Cambrian Patrol 2019”, to which the National Army has been participating since 2017.

Pavel Voicu presented the list of priorities he has established as Minister of Defense, including the defense capacity building, strengthening cooperation on bilateral level and with international organizations — UN, OSCE, NATO, EU.

Ambassador Joyce mentioned that Great Britain will continue to support the defense and security sector’s reformation by implementing projects aiming at enhancing the quality of training for the National Army staff.

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