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Moldova, EU Forge Groundbreaking Security Agreement


Moldova has become the first country to sign a security and defence partnership with the European Union, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell announced on Tuesday.

This landmark agreement aims to strengthen Moldova’s resilience and enhance cooperation between the country and the EU in addressing shared security challenges.

Under the leadership of pro-European President Maia Sandu, Moldova, situated between Ukraine and EU and NATO member Romania, is keen on joining the European Union by 2030.

The country has consistently condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, reflecting its pro-European stance.

Josep Borrell highlighted the significance of the partnership on social media, stating: “Moldova is the first country to sign a Security & Defence Partnership with the EU. This partnership will enhance the country’s resilience.

It will allow us to jointly address common security challenges, make our engagement more effective, and explore new areas of cooperation.”

In March, President Sandu signed a defence cooperation agreement with France.

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She warned of Russia’s ongoing efforts to destabilise Moldova, emphasising the necessity of stopping President Vladimir Putin’s advances in Ukraine to prevent further regional threats.

Since gaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Moldova’s relationship with Moscow has significantly worsened, particularly in the context of Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine.

The new security and defence partnership with the EU marks a pivotal step in Moldova’s efforts to bolster its defence capabilities and align more closely with European standards and policies.

The agreement between Moldova and the EU represents a significant milestone in European defence cooperation.

It underscores Moldova’s commitment to European integration and its determination to enhance national security amidst regional instability.

With inputs from Reuters