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27 Mar. 2012

Moldovan Prime Minister Discusses Partnership with Allies Ahead of Chicago

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Moldovan Prime Minister Vladimir Filat met on 27 March in Brussels to discuss their partnership ahead of the Chicago Summit in May.

“It is clear that partnerships will remain at the core of NATO’s business” said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen after the meeting. “We want to bring our political dialogue and our practical cooperation to a new level.”

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the relationship between the Republic of Moldova and NATO through the Euro-Atlantic Partnership. An ambitious Individual Partnership Action Plan was agreed in 2010, and today, both sides reaffirmed their commitment to this relationship.

“Today we reiterate Moldova’s commitment to continuing our cooperation with NATO” said Moldovan Prime Minister Vladimir Filat. “Our aim is to transform Moldova from a consumer to a provider of regional stability, with the assistance of our international partners”, he explained. Prime Minister Filat also thanked NATO for the help in identifying and destroying large quantities of hazardous pesticides.

The NATO Secretary General congratulated the Moldovan authorities on the recent election of the president. I hope that this will draw a line under the political crisis. So that the different political parties can start working together for more dialogue and to fulfil the aspirations of the people of Moldova for a better future”, he stressed. Rasmussen also commended the Republic of Moldova’s ambitious reform agenda, and reaffirmed NATO’s readiness to support Moldova in this effort.

“We are committed to supporting Moldova in all reform areas you choose” stated Rasmussen. “Our discussions today…confirm our commitment to develop and deepen our partnership, which only reinforces Moldova’s path towards European integration.”

Joint Press Point with the Prime Minister of Moldova

27 Mar. 2012

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Vladimir Filat and the NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen jointly met the press at NATO HQ.

Last updated: 27-Mar-2012 13:03

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The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova visits NATO 27. Mar. 2012 NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen welcomes the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Filat 
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova visits NATO 27. Mar. 2012 Left to right: the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Filat and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova visits NATO 27. Mar. 2012 Left to right: the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Filat and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova visits NATO 27. Mar. 2012 Bilateral meeting between the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Filat and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova visits NATO 27. Mar. 2012 Bilateral meeting between the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Filat and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova visits NATO 27. Mar. 2012 Left to right: the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Filat and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova visits NATO 27. Mar. 2012 Left to right: the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Filat and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova visits NATO 27. Mar. 2012 Joint press point. Left to right: the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Filat and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova visits NATO 27. Mar. 2012 Joint press point. Left to right: the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Filat and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova visits NATO 27. Mar. 2012 Joint press point. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Filat 
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova visits NATO 27. Mar. 2012 Joint press point. Left to right: the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Filat and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova visits NATO 27. Mar. 2012 Joint press point. Left to right: the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Filat and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova visits NATO 27. Mar. 2012 Joint press point. Left to right: the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Filat and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova visits NATO 27. Mar. 2012 Left to right: NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Filat on their way to the North Atlantic Council. 
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova visits NATO 27. Mar. 2012 Left to right: NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Filat on their way to the North Atlantic Council. 
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova visits NATO 27. Mar. 2012 Left to right: NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Filat on their way to the North Atlantic Council. 
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova visits NATO 27. Mar. 2012 Left to right: the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Filat and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the North Atlantic Council meeting. 
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova visits NATO 27. Mar. 2012 Left to right: the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Filat and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the North Atlantic Council meeting.