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Aug 7 2019

JFC Naples J9 Meets with Moldovan Minister of Defense

LAGO PATRIA Naples— Brigadier General Reinhard Kloss, ACOS J9 division, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, led a JFC Naples delegation to meet with Moldovan Armed Forces representatives on August 7. 

Before the ESM, the delegation also had an office call with Minister of Defense Pavel Voicu.

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 2020/2021 and to enhance NATO's understanding of the Host Nation’s military requests for support.  

The ESM also enabled the delegation of the Military Partnership Branch and its partners to openly discuss progress under various initiatives and to ensure that our partners are correctly supported by NATO through JFC Naples.

Discussions included a review of the cooperation program between Moldova and NATO, the Moldovan Armed Forces’ topics of interest, JFC Naples MPB's role in facilitating this partnership and a presentation on worthwhile cooperation program activities, mobile training teams and exercises available to Moldova in 2021.  

BG Kloss stressed that JFCNP is glad to see the level of cooperation between Moldova and NATO remains strong.

Moldova is a partner nation from the Partnership for Peace Framework. It has contributed troops to the Kosovo Force (KFOR) since March 2014.  

The Expert Staff Meeting is a vital part of the annual military cooperation between NATO and Moldova, as it ensures the military partnership is meeting the needs of the Moldovan Armed Forces in-line with NATO’s Military Committee’s Direction and Guidance.  

More broadly it also supports NATO’s broader 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.


LAGO PATRIA Naples— Brigadier General Reinhard Kloss, ACOS J9 division, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, (right) poses with Moldovan Minister of Defense Pavel Voicu (left) here on August 7. (Photo courtesy JFC Naples J9.) 


Story by Major Tayfun ERBAY (Turkish Army), JFC Naples J9 MPB

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