Joint Commitment for Defense and Security Signed by Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine

Chisinau, March 2, 2018 – Speakers of Moldovan, Georgian and Ukrainian Parliaments signed a declaration in which they commit to promote a common position in defense and security. Andrian Candu, Irakli Kobakhidze and Andriy Parubiy signed the document at the High-Level Interparliamentary Conference “Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Eastern Partnership and Current Security Challenges”.

The three speakers want actions by their governments to improve capacities to counter hybrid threats and implement integrated infrastructure and energy projects.

Speakers declare that they are deeply concerned about the Russian troops still stationed on the sovereign territory of the Republic of Moldova, and the Russian occupation and other forms of military intervention continuing in various regions of Georgia and Ukraine. The document also underscores concern about the coordinated, external support to separatist movements, information operations that make use of media outlets, social networks and internet, as well as about decision of the Governments discredited through propaganda and invented accusations.

“We urge all stake-holders to support the initiatives to investigate and to respond accordingly to the illegal attempts coordinated by some states that undermine territorial integrity, national security and democratic foundations of our countries.  We call our colleagues from the EU member states and EU institutions, as well as from the United States of America, to stay engaged and continue to support Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine on the difficult, but worthwhile, path of democratic reforms”, the declaration states.

The three Speakers of the Parliaments of Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine reaffirm in the signed document the commitment to European integration as the only and the most efficient instrument to ensure long-term prosperity, security, sustainable and democratic development.

General Directorate for Communication and Public Relations of the Parliament of Moldova

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