NATO helps to strengthen Moldova’s military medical capacity

  • 25 Apr. 2024 -
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  • Last updated: 25 Apr. 2024 14:34

NATO has delivered military medical equipment worth 700,000 euros to the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Moldova, through the NATO-led Defence Capacity Building Package for Moldova. It was financed through contributions from Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Turkiyë, and the United Kingdom and implemented by NATO’s Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). The delivery was marked at a ceremony organised by Moldova’s Ministry of Defence, on Thursday (25 April 2024), in Chisinau.

“The equipment we are delivering today will enable the Moldovan Army to be more operationally effective, supporting both training and the development of Moldovan Land Forces’ medical capabilities. This delivery is a concrete example of how NATO assists its valued partner – the Republic of Moldova – through the defence capacity-building framework. It is also the largest delivery to date, and NATO will deliver more over the coming years,” said Piers Cazalet, Director of the Defence and Security Cooperation Directorate of the Operations Division at NATO Headquarters. 

“All the equipment will be dispatched to our military units and will significantly contribute to the enhancement of the medical capacities of Moldova’s defence institutions,” said Moldova’s Minister of Defence, Anatolie Nosatîi. “This assistance, among other forms of support, is a concrete example of the efficient cooperation between the Republic of Moldova and NATO, during the past 30 years, since our country joined the Partnership for Peace. Our long-standing cooperation covers various programmes and initiatives and has a direct benefit to the security of our citizens,” he added.

In recent years, NATO has strengthened its political dialogue and practical cooperation with Moldova. The Defence Capacity Building Package, adopted in 2015 and enhanced in 2023, now comprises nearly 20 areas of cooperation, including standardisation of logistics and training in domains including resilience, cyber defence, energy security, and strategic communications.