Moldovan president says new security challenges must be treated responsibly, putting country, citizens' safety on forefront
15:54 | 09.09.2022 Category: Official
Chisinau, 9 September /MOLDPRES/ - President Maia Sandu has participated in a ceremony dedicated to the 31st anniversary of the creation of the Intelligence and Security Service (SIS), the presidential press service has reported.
The head of state thanked the SIS officers and employees for the fact that they guard the security of the country and its citizens. Maia Sandu expressed gratitude to the SIS officers and veterans, who 30 years ago had defended Moldova’s independence and territorial integrity and referred to the current security challenges.
According to President Maia Sandu, the security risks have significantly grown in the last years and the SIS’ mission became even more complex. The war in Ukraine has boosted both the classical threats, such as the espionage, terrorism, illegal migration or organized crime and the hybrid ones, which endanger the security of the state and the citizens through false news and manipulation, through propaganda and cyber crimes. ‘’These are challenges to which SIS must respond on the fly, in real time and even anticipate them. To cope with them, flexibility, quick reactions and new professional capabilities and aptitudes are necessary,’’ Maia Sandu said.
The head of state emphasized the importance of the professional training of the SIS employees, as well as of their moral integrity, as a condition for the development of a strong and reliable institution. The Moldovan president also highlighted the role of the Service in the process of combating corruption and counteracting the cyber crimes, which are more and more often. In the context, the head of state gave assurances that the Presidency would provide support both for the technical endowment of the Service, so that the SIS employees can use in their work new technologies and solutions for the collection, processing and analysis of the information, as well as for the development of human resources and enhancement of the institutional capacities.
„Our common goal is to ensure the citizens’ security and well-being, through standards and professionalism, to prepare to face the threats and promote peace along with the international community. The challenges are multiple and we can cope with them only with a united team, in which all everybody works for the citizens,’’ President Maia Sandu said.