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Minister of Defense Pavel Voicu, on an official visit to Kiev

CHISINAU, October 9, 2019 - The Minister of Defense Pavel Voicu pays an official visit to Kiev, Ukraine, between October 8-10.

Thus, on Tuesday, October 8, Pavel Voicu had a meeting with the Ukrainian Minister of Defense, Andrei Zagorodniuc, with whom he discussed the current state of bilateral cooperation in the military field, the regional situation and the development prospects of the partnership between the National Army and the Ukraine.

The officials referred to the joint training and preparation of the military of the two armies in the multinational exercises, including "Sea Breeze" and "Rapid Trident", as well as the exchange of experience in the legal, medical and psychological fields.

The Parties also addressed the achievements in the context of the reform of the defense sector of the Republic of Moldova and the support provided in this regard by external partners and international organizations through joint programs, projects and initiatives.

In the end, the two ministers, who met for the first time since his appointment, agreed on intensifying sectoral cooperation, with a focus on modernizing and developing defense institutions and continuing the training of the National and Ukrainian military in international exercises. .

In Kiev, the Moldovan Minister of Defense participated in the international exhibition in the field of defense industry and in the scientific-practical conference "Current issues of coordination of defense and technical-military industry policy in Ukraine. Perspectives on the development of weapons and military equipment".

On the sidelines of the event, Pavel Voicu had meetings with the Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense, Anatoly Petrenko, and the director of "Promoboronexport", Elena Petrenco.

At the same time, Pavel Voicu has planned documentary visits to the "Ukroboronprom" concern and the Ukrainian defense companies — "Кузня на Рибальському" and "Київський бронетанковий завод". The Minister of Defense will get acquainted with the activity of the respective companies and will discuss with their directors about the offers and the ways of initiating the collaboration in the field of the defense industry.

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