The United States and Moldova have built a solid foundation of defence relations over the past 25 years and look forward to improving ties in the next decade, Major Edward Salazar, chief of the US Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) Moldova told Jane's on 15 November. Future initiatives will focus on the transformation and reform of Moldovan defence institutions, supporting Moldova's role in UN peacekeeping operations, and providing more assistance to Moldova's explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) activities within the country and abroad.
Regarding EOD operations, Moldova inaugurated a new EOD centre in Negrești in the Strășeni district on 8 November under the umbrella of the US European Command's Humanitarian Mine Action programme.
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