Dodon tries to block the opening in Chisinau of the NATO office

NATO should abandon the scheduled summer opening of the office in Chisinau. This was stated by President of Moldova Igor Dodon.

“Moldova is a neutral state, and we don’t need liaison office to NATO, the President stressed. If it opens, then I as the head of state and commander of the armed forces will achieve its closure”. Igor Dodon said that he regarded the opening of the NATO office as a “challenge for the Moldovan society”.

Earlier during his visit to Brussels he asked the NATO Deputy Secretary rose Gottemoeller fail to open a liaison office in Chisinau. In February, the President issued a decree abolished the participation of Moldovan military exercises of the countries – members of the Alliance in Romania Platinum Eagle (“Platinum eagle”).

In November 2016, Prime Minister of Moldova and NATO Secretary General signed the agreement on opening a liaison office of the Alliance in Chisinau, which ratified the Parliament of the Republic before joining Dodon office.

Today at a press conference following the meeting in Brussels with Prime Minister of Moldova Pavel Filip, the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Alliance will soon open a small liaison office in Chisinau.

Earlier it was reported that the office will be open in June.