The Government of the Republic of Moldova, after one year of activity
CHISINAU, August 8, 2022 — The Government`s activity report entitled "A year of governance in solidarity with the people" was presented today by the Cabinet of Ministers.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Natalia Gavrilita stated that the Government has undertaken a series of actions to reduce the impact of the challenges that citizens have faced in the last year, referring in context to the effects of the war in Ukraine and rising energy prices. Among them are a large compensation package for increased bills, the cheapening of public services, judicial reform, the relaunch of foreign assistance, infrastructure projects, and others.
For his part, Minister Anatolie Nosatii reported on the achievements within the defense institution, highlighting the actions that were taken for the development of military capabilities and the modernization of the National Army. Thus, the official spoke about the efforts to intensify the contribution of the Republic of Moldova to ensuring peace and increasing the state`s credibility as a security provider, but also about the relaunch of bilateral cooperation with the defense institutions of the neighboring states and the member states of the European Union (EU) and the Treaty Organization North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
According to the Minister of Defense, starting from August 15 this year, the Moldovan military will participate in the Peacekeeping Mission in the Republic of Lebanon — the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Minister Nosatii also spoke about the negotiation with the EU regarding the participation of our peacekeepers in the mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also about the availability of the deployment of a contingent of engineers for post-conflict demining missions in Ukraine.
At the same time, as a result of the cooperation with the EU for the year 2021, through the European Instrument for Peace (EPF European Peace Facility), 7 million euros were allocated to the Ministry of Defense for equipping demining teams, a mobile medical detachment, as well as three medical points from the military units of the National Army. In the same context for 2022, 40 million euros were approved for the implementation of projects related to the procurement of logistics equipment, military vehicles, communications equipment, cyber defense, radio stations, etc.
At the same time, Minister Nosatii emphasized that a priority for the defense institution is the improvement of the social package, the living conditions and the activity of the military, and also the modernization of the infrastructure of the military units.