U.S. Rear Admiral Patrick Piercey visits Moldova

Rear Admiral Patrick A. Piercey, Deputy Director of Plans, Policy and Strategy, U.S. European Command, is paying a working visit to Chisinau.  

The admiral met Moldovan Minister of Defense Vitalie Marinuta and underscored the dynamic development of Moldo-American partnership ties.    

In his opinion, thank to the assistance provided by the U.S. Government, progress is obvious in reforming the defense sector of Moldova.     

Patrick Piercey said the American side welcomes Moldova’s wish to participate in ensuring security at the regional and global levels by taking part in international peacekeeper operations.   

Vitalie Marinuta highly appreciated the American partners’ contribution to solving the Moldovan armed forces’ education problems.    

“In the conditions of a limited budget, the Moldovan armed forces are working persistently to raise the professional level of the military. We are grateful to the U.S. Government for providing us with the possibility to educate out cadets in prestigious educational institutions abroad and for realization of various education projects. The humanitarian assistance, provided by the U.S. military to Moldova systematically, promotes the strengthening of the military’s positive image in the Moldovan population’s eyes”, said Minister Marinuta.       

Admiral Patrick Piercey is scheduled to visit the Bulboaca military training center (near Chisinau), a peacekeeping battalion and the Fulger task-force battalion.      

The defense partnership between the constitutionally neutral Republic of Moldova and the United States is based on the inter-state Agreement on cooperation in the military field signed between the two countries on December 4, 1995.    

Adapted from Infotag