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Moldova, Georgia to boost military cooperation

14:15 | 26.10.2015 Category: Political

Chisinau, 26 October /MOLDPRES/- Moldovan and Georgian defence ministers Anatol Salaru and Tinatin Kidasheli, respectively, have had a meeting in Tbilisi. The officials discussed issues of the bilateral cooperation in the military sector and cooperation within the regional initiatives and international organisations on the dimensions of the NATO and EU.

Salaru said the visit was a good opportunity to discuss important matters of cooperation of the two states in the military area and to set new goals to boost the bilateral relations. Anatol Salaru touched upon major problems faced by Moldova: political instability and corruption in the country, as well as the critical situation in Ukraine.

Also, Salaru noted that the Defence Ministry's main goal was to reform and re-organise the National Army, so as it becomes inter-operable with armies of the NATO member states. he stressed that Georgia was an example for Moldova as regards the cooperation with NATO.

For his part,  Tinatin Kidasheli pointed out that Moldova and Georgia had common goals as regards integration into EU and it was in the interest of both states to ensure a regional security for the integration process.

The Georgian official expressed interest in strengthening the bilateral relations in the military field and willingness to provide assistance to Moldova by training Moldovan servicemen in Georgia. Also, servicemen of the National Army will be able to pay study visits to familiarize with reformation of the Georgian military system.

Anatol Salaru pays an official visit to Tbilisi on 25-27 October, following an invitation of his Georgian counterpart Tinatin Kidasheli.

(Reporter V. Rusu, editor L. Alcază)


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