SHAPE's Military Partnerships Directorate visits Moldova
Deputy Chief of Staff of SHAPE's Military Partnerships Directorate, Major General Odd Egil Pedersen visits Moldovan combat engineers during a recent visit to the country. - NATO Photo by SHAPE Public Affairs Office
CHISINAU, Moldova - Supreme
Headquarters Allied Powers Europe's (SHAPE) Deputy Chief of Staff of the Military Partnerships Directorate, Major General Odd Egil Pedersen, and a small NATO team visited the Moldovan Ministry of Defence from Aug. 21 to 23, 2018 to discuss and explore ways of enhancing several areas of military co-operation.
Briefings were given to several Moldovan Ministry of Defence staff divisions on
a number of subjects including Cyber Defence.
The NATO team also visited the Security Zone and Combat Engineer force
elements that provide dedicated support to the KFOR Mission in the Balkans.
"Defence Reform and Capacity Building are crucial in reinforcing our ability to
work together amongst the Alliance and our Partners. I have been very impressed
with the progress and the Moldovan National Army's evaluation and certification
achievements, and the enthusiasm and professionalism of the officer and senior non-commissioned
officer instructors," said Major General Pedersen. "The excellent EOD work in
Kosovo is a prime example of what can be achieved."
A key strength of NATO's cooperation with Moldova is its transparency and NATO
continues to support in areas that are only specifically requested by the
Republic of Moldova's Government. Moldova's neutrality remains important and
ensures stability, promoting peace and the strengthening of democratic
SHAPE's Military Partnerships Directorate has a vital role
for NATO in collaboration with Partners within the current global security
situation. NATO pursues regional stability through engagement and dialogue with
the 41 Partner Nations through a variety of programmes and initiatives.
Story by SHAPE Public Affairs Office