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NATO Building Integrity in Peace Support Operations orientation course held in Moldova

Participants in the Peace Support Operations orientation course pose for a group photo in Chisinau,  Moldova on June 12. (Courtesy Photo)

CHISINAU, Moldova –  NATO Headquarters and Allied Joint Forces Command Naples, in conjunction with experts from the Peace Support Operations Training Centre and elsewhere, led a mobile training event on NATO Building Integrity in Peace Support Operations in Chisinau, Moldova from June 12 to 15.

The aim of the mobile training mission was to provide the Moldovan training audience with an understanding of the principles of Building Integrity during Peace Support Operations and NATO-led Operations. This training provided subject matter expertise for the Moldovan Armed Forces Officers to gain an overview of the types of corruption and the risks posed for military operations and the impact on mission success. The training additionally focused on the commitment to strengthen integrity, transparency and accountability in the defence and related security sectors.

To meet the training objectives, several information and syndicate sessions were provided over a four-day period. The syndicate activities stimulated an exchange of point of views and presented practical situations based on "real world” issues in the area of Building Integrity. Participants thoroughly examined and discussed possible courses of actions to face specific challenges that may arise in such scenarios. Furthermore, Dr. Todor Tagarev, former Bulgarian Minister of Defence, delivered an informative speech on the role of governance in combating corruption as a driver of instability.

In all, 27 officers from Moldova’s Armed Forces attended the event, the first of its kind for JFC Naples in Moldova.  This activity has directly supported Moldovan and NATO shared military partnership areas of cooperation found in Moldova’s Individual Partnership Action Plan. More broadly it has also supported wider NATO aims to help build the trust and understanding that will lead to better cooperation in the region while increasing military interoperability for future NATO missions.

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