Visit of ICDT’s Representatives in Moldova
24-27 July 2012
Visit of ICDT’s Representatives in Moldova

Amb. István Gyarmati, President of the Centre for Democracy Public Foundation and Mr. Dániel Bartha, Vice President for Strategy made an official visit last week to Moldova in the framework of the „Promoting Moldova’s EU aspirations” project. The project aims to contribute to reforming Moldova’s Ministry of Interior, its police and border forces, along with assisting the Moldovan Government and the Ministry of Defense in reviewing the National Security Strategy and in preparing the National Military Strategy and its supporting documents.

During their official visit, Amb. Gyarmati and Mr. Bartha met with several representatives of the Moldovan politics, including Mr. Gheorghe Bălan, Head of the Bureau for Reintegration, and reviewed the achievements of the 5+2 negotiations. At their meeting with Defense Minister Vitalie Marinuta, they have discussed the ICDT’s role in the security sector reform and their assistance in the Working Group on Security Sector Reform of the Community of Democracies (CoD).

Their meeting with Mr. Alexandru Stoianoglo revealed the necessity and importance of ICDT’s cooperation in developing strategies related to military, homeland security, and counter-terrorism. Later, during their discussion with Mr. Vitalie Ignatiev in Transnistria, they highlighted the significance of the Euroregion that could facilitate the cooperation between the parties.

Amb. Gyarmati and Mr. Bartha have also met with Ms. Jennifer Brush, Head of Mission of the OSCE, who emphasized the importance of developing a disaster management system. Later on, they held a meeting with Iurie Leancă, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Moldova and Deputy Ministers, Mrs. Natalia Gherman and Mr. Andrei Popov, where they discussed projects and the strategy of the ICDT. They also managed to ensure support for some of the Centre’s projects. During the roundtable negotiations at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the main topic of the conversation included the reform of the home affairs and the police sector, especially in the field of human rights. During the discussions with Mr. Tudor Ulianovschi, Moldova’s CoD liaison, national security policy related topics have been talked over.

1 August 2012

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