4th edition of the Moldova Support Platform

The Minister of Internal Affairs, Adrian Efros, was present at the 4th edition of the Support Platform for the Republic of Moldova, which brought together 57 delegations from 30 states.

During the large-scale event, the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Moldova, His Excellency Kent D. Logston, presented the priorities and achievements of Working Group No. 5 with the support of external partners. His Excellency spoke about the continuous improvement of border management and security, combating cross-border crimes and ensuring the development of secure networks and communications to counter cyber threats.

Thus, from the year 2022, from the last edition of the Support Platform for the Republic of Moldova in Paris, the General Inspectorate of the Border Police received several high-performance equipment to strengthen border security, the start of the Tetra project to expand secure communications to 100% of country, the mobility of law enforcement and the approach to hybrid threats were improved, etc.

Ambassador Logston appreciated the close cooperation between the international partners and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, emphasizing that the working group continues to coordinate its border management and security efforts in the Republic of Moldova.

We specify that the Support Platform for Moldova was created in the context of the war in Ukraine at the initiative of Romania, Germany, France with the participation of the USA. This is a response mechanism to the consequences and crises generated by the war on the border with Republic of Moldova.

The purpose of the Platform is to mobilize, concentrate and coordinate the political, technical and financial support of developed countries for the Republic of Moldova. In this case, the aim is to generate immediate assistance as well as in-depth expertise for the democratic reform process, from the institutions and member states of the European Union, the G7 countries, international financial institutions and international organizations, as well as other development partners.

We mention that Working Group no. 5 managed by the USA aims to contribute to the country’s development agenda by strengthening cross-border security, having 4 basic objectives:

1. Support of first-line responders (training and equipment);

2. Combating cross-border crime and border management;

3. Secure communications and extended connections;

4. Fortification of territorial units of law enforcement authorities.