International experts assess deposits of weapons, ammunitions in Moldova’s National Army

A group of military experts from Austria, Canada, Switzerland, Germany and Sweden assessed during this week the National Army’s capabilities in the management of weapons and ammunitions’ deposits, namely, the real situation, compliance with the international requests, as well as assessment of risks, if uncontrolled incidents occur.

The deputy head of the National Army’s weapons and ammunitions department, Andrei Camerzan, told MOLDPRES that the visit was aimed at assessing the ammunitions from the National Army’s endowment. Military specialists submitted some suggestions on elaboration and approval of a regulation meant to adjust the management norms and procedures of conventional weapons and ammunitions’ deposits to the best international practices.

The activity is part of provisions of the memorandum of understanding between the Defence Ministry and the OSCE as regards the enforcement of the complex programme in the small arms and light weapons and the conventional weapons in the country, signed in October 2010.

Team leader, Colonel Prasenjit Chaudhuri said that the experts’ conclusions and recommendations are to be studied by the National Army specialists in order to set the development of actions in line with the priorities.

Camerzan also said that all the activities on the matter are streamlined to back carrying out the provisions of the Supreme Council of Security’s decisions on the weapons and ammunitions’ situation in the Armed Forces.

Adapted from Moldpres