Deputy Secretary General underscores NATO’s deepening partnership with Republic of Moldova
Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană met Defence Minister Anatolie Nosatîi of the Republic of Moldova at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (12 October 2022), praising Moldova for its contributions to international security, and underlining NATO’s commitment to deepening its partnership with Chișinău.<!IoRangePreExecute>
Mr Geoană thanked Moldova for its contributions to the NATO-led KFOR mission in Kosovo, and commended the generosity of the Moldovan people in hosting Ukrainian refugees, driven to flee by Russia’s brutal war in Ukraine.
The Deputy Secretary General further underlined that NATO is committed to deepening its partnership with Moldova, including to boost resilience and civil preparedness. He welcomed Moldova's EU membership candidate status, saying that NATO and the EU will continue to coordinate closely to ensure that the support provided by both organisations is complementary, in support of democratic reforms and the modernisation of Moldova’s security and defence sector.
Mr Geoană reiterated NATO’s full support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Moldova, and NATO’s full respect for Moldova’s constitutional neutrality.