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Moldova to take part in EU crisis management operations

Moldova to take part in EU crisis management operations

Moldova may soon contribute to the EU's new civilian mission in the Horn of Africa and other Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions and operations, following the signature today by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and Moldova’s Prime Minister Vladimir Filat of a Framework Agreement for the participation of Moldova in EU crisis management operations.
A press release said “the new instrument enables smooth involvement of Moldova in on-going and future EU crisis management efforts in a range of crisis scenarios,” adding that in particular, “unnecessary delays in situations where Moldova is invited and agrees to participate in EU operations” will be avoided. “The agreement also responds to Moldova's desire to contribute personnel and assets to the EU efforts, facilitating future cooperation and contributing to enhanced effectiveness and flexibility in response to any crisis,” the press release said.
Negotiations on the Framework Participation Agreement were launched in spring 2012. They followed Moldova's expression of interest in stepping up dialogue and training cooperation with the EU in this area as well as its readiness to contribute to CSDP missions and operations. Recent active political dialogue and positive cooperation with Moldova have enabled a swift conclusion of the negotiations, the press release said. (EU Neighbourhood Info)


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