Moldova is discussing and receiving feedback on a draft government action plan published on 30 July, with public meetings with civic society to discuss and receive feedback regarding its objectives. When it is finalised, the plan will serve as a blueprint for the country’s domestic and foreign policy for 2019–20, focusing on strengthening ties with NATO and the creation of a professional army in the coming years.
The plan’s sixth chapter supports the ongoing engagement between the Moldovan military and NATO under the umbrella of the Defence and Related Security Capacity Building Initiative, which was launched in September 2014 at the alliance’s Wales Summit.
Moldova is not an alliance member, but a NATO liaison office opened in Chisinau in 2017.
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