The Government of the Republic of Moldova continues the denunciation of cooperation agreements with the CIS

The government continues to denounce cooperation agreements with the Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), which have lost their relevance. The third is a cooperation agreement on preventing and dealing with the consequences of exceptional situations.

The Republic of Moldova has so far, without having special agreements, been involved in large rescue operations within international missions, cooperating with the EU Emergency Response Coordination Centre, the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre. Moldovan firefighters and rescuers have participated in rescue and flood relief missions in Indonesia, Bulgaria, Romania, in the liquidation of forest fires in Greece, and more recently in Turkey, where they joined urban search and rescue missions after the devastating earthquakes.

The professionalism of the Moldovan rescuers has been highly appreciated by the European community. The Republic of Moldova was also invited, in April this year, to join the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism team. This status will bring our country’s citizens the highest level of protection services in the most complex crisis situations.

Our country may count on the support of the 27 EU countries and 9 other countries involved in this mechanism. The Moldovan firefighters and rescuers will be called upon to provide support through the Mechanism, alongside their European colleagues, when an emergency exceeds the response capacities of a European country and others.

On the other hand, the Agreement on exchange of information on emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature, signed on January 22nd, 1993, has had minimal applicability for the Republic of Moldova.