NATO will open a new office in Chisinau, the capital of the Republic of Moldova this autumn to provide assistance in the view of the country’s euro Atlantic integration, Romanian Defence minister Mircea Dusa informed on Thursday after meeting his Moldovan counterpart, Anatol Salaru.
Romania will have a representative within the office and will also detach five or six military experts to Chisinau to provide support and assistance in harmonizing the legislation and military planning documents with NATO and EU standards.
Minister Dusa said that a joint Romanian-Moldovan peacekeeping regiment would be also set up.
“This office where military experts from several countries will work, including from Romania, will aim at preparing NATO integration and the reorganization activity of the Moldovan army. I hope it will happen very soon. The office will probably get operational in September-October (…) We want to support the R. Moldova’s euro Atlantic path (…) Moldova is a partner state of NATO and it is important to set up a joint peacekeeping Romanian-Moldovan battalion, which will be based in Iasi,” Dusa said, Agerpres informs.