NATO Deputy Secretary General discusses partnership with Moldovan Foreign Minister
NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow and Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Galbur met on Monday (8 February 2016) for talks on strengthening the partnership between the Alliance and Chișinău. Ambassador Vershbow thanked Moldova for its continued contributions to the Alliance-led mission in Kosovo and underlined that all NATO Allies support Moldova’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.
During their meeting, the Deputy Secretary General reiterated NATO’s support for Moldova’s ongoing reform efforts and for capacity building in the defence and security sector. NATO and individual Allies continue to assist Moldova in creating modern, mobile and well-equipped forces that are interoperable with those of other countries. The Defence Capacity Building Initiative, endorsed at the NATO Wales Summit in September 2014, will assist Moldova in strengthening and modernising its armed forces and reforming its national security structures. Ambassador Vershbow welcomed progress on Moldova’s new National Security Strategy, an important step that will allow Moldova to identify necessary forces and capabilities.