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  • What is Partnership for Peace?


    The Partnership for Peace (PfP) is a core mechanism of practical bilateral cooperation between individual Partner countries and NATO. It allows Partner countries to build up an individual relationship with NATO, choosing their own priorities for cooperation. Through detailed programs covering individual capacities and interests of partners, allies and partners cooperate to promote transparency, national defense budget planning, democratic control of the armed forces, to get ready for civil disasters and other emergencies and build strengthened security relationships between individual Partner countries and NATO, as well as among Partner countries, including for NATO-led PfP operations.

  • What does Logistics of the Partnership for Peace Program mean?


    Most logistics activities of the Partnership for Peace Program and individual partnership programs, as well as bilateral affairs national programs, are based on the following:
    visits of some particular teams in the partner country to inspect the action field of a possible logistics cooperation relationship and organization of logistics courses;
    exchange of information, experts’ advice, technical assistance, logistics courses, logistics assistance of peacekeeping courses and logistics exercises;
    official contacts, as well as debates of personnel, seminars and workshops;
    harmonization and standardization of concepts, policies, materials, procedures and other aspects of logistics systems and units.
  • What does technical assistance of Partnership for Peace participant countries mean?


    The NATO Maintenance and Supply Organization (NAMSA) is NATO’s principal logistics support management agency. Except multinational activities carried out, the Agency is also charged with extending bilateral logistics cooperation relationship between NATO member countries and PfP member states.

  • What is IPAP?


    Launched at the November 2002 Prague Summit, Individual Partnership Action Plans (IPAPs) are open to countries that have the political will and ability to deepen their relationship with NATO. Developed on a two-year basis, such plans are designed to bring together all the various cooperation mechanisms through which a partner country interacts with the Alliance, sharpening the focus of activities to better support their domestic reform efforts. On 29 October 2004, Georgia became the first country to agree an IPAP with NATO, followed by Azerbaijan, Armenia and Kazakhstan. Republic of Moldova agreed an Individual Partnership Action Plan with NATO May 19, 2006.

  • What is the goal of IPAP?


    The Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPA) is a new stage in the development of cooperation relationship with NATO. It focuses on the joint development of some work Programs (Plans) on security and defense reform objectives according to the specific needs of every state. Given its neutrality condition, Moldova does not intend to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Yet, it hopes to use the Plan for enhancing the national defense and security reform process.

  • What is NATO?


    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance made up of 26 countries from Europe and North America. Member states are committed to the North Atlantic Treaty signed in 1949. The aim of the treaty is to safeguard the freedom and security of its member countries by political and military means.
    Today, NATO is primarily concerned with crisis settlement and peacekeeping operations.


  • Why do we need NATO after the Cold War?


    After the abolition of Soviet Union, the Euro Atlantic security is not in danger anymore. Unfortunately, the fall of Berlin wall did not mean the European continent was already safe and secure. New challenges occurred such as interethnic conflicts or terrorism. Thus, the Organization had to reorganize establishing new priorities. Therefore, NATO is currently trying to strengthen security and Euro Atlantic stability by preserving cross-Atlantic relationship, maintaining efficient military capabilities for defense, for fulfilling the broad variety of NATO missions; strengthening successful management of crisis; opening ways for other countries to join NATO to insure regular partnership relationships, cooperation and dialogue with other countries as part of Euro-Atlantic cooperation security problems, including in term of weapons and disarmament.

  • Why does Republic of Moldova, as a neuter country, need cooperation with NATO?


    Republic of Moldova intends to reform all national security and defense structures to build capacities fit for security of nation and take part in international operations when needed. Thus, cooperation with NATO has many advantages such as: advice, expertise and facilities of access to information, use of NATO experience in crisis management, building capacity to resist international challenges that may endanger national security of any state (e.g. terrorism), and others. Remember that, cooperation with NATO does not necessarily mean Republic of Moldova gives up its neutrality.

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