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JFC Naples Military Partnership Branch delegation takes part in Expert Staff Meeting in Moldova


German Army Brigadier General Reinhard Kloss,  Allied Joint Force Command Naples Assistant Chief of Staff – J9 Division,  led a combined JFC Naples-Allied Land Command delegation to meet with Moldovan Armed Forces representatives on November 30,  2016.

CHISINAU, Moldova— German Army Brigadier General Reinhard Kloss, Allied Joint Force Command Naples Assistant Chief of Staff – J9 Division, led a combined JFC Naples-Allied Land Command delegation to meet with Moldovan Armed Forces representatives on November 30, 2016.

The meeting was in the framework of an annual military cooperation Expert Staff Meeting (ESM).  It aimed to confirm the NATO military partnership programme for Moldova in 2017 and to enhance NATO's understanding of the Host Nation’s military requests for support. 

Discussions included a review of the cooperation program between Moldova and NATO in 2016, a presentation on worthwhile cooperation activities and exercises available to Moldova in 2017 and JFC Naples MPB's role in facilitating this partnership. The delegations also discussed the Defense Capacity Building Initiative and the agreement for the opening of a NATO Liaison Office in Chisinau signed on November 28, 2016, and Moldovan willingness to host a Regional Exercise (REGEX) in the future. 

Brig. Gen. Kloss had the opportunity to meet Mr. Aurel FONDOS, Moldovan State Secretary for Defence. He observed that a lot of progress has been accomplished by Moldova in the recent years and he underlined the professionalism and the experience of the Moldovan delegation.

Frankness, flexibility and transparency characterized the exchanges and the quality of the discussions throughout.

ESMs are an important annual occurrence for all Partner countries that allow J9 MPB and the partners to openly discuss progress under various initiatives and to ensure that our partners are correctly supported by NATO through JFC Naples.  
 
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