Thirty-six soldiers and officers from the constitutionally neutral Republic of Moldova are participating in the Cooperative Longbow – Lancer 2012 exercises that have begun in Macedonia within the framework of the NATO Partnership for Peace Program.
The exercises are aimed at training joint actions in crisis situations by subdivision commanders at the level of brigades under NATO guidance and actions by troops in post-conflict situations. The exercises also include joint actions by the military and the representatives of the United Nations and Red Cross.
The exercises involve a thousand soldiers and officers from 13 countries, including CIS and Balkan states, Austria and Greece.
Infotag’s dossier: Moldova has been taking part in the Cooperative Longbow – Lancer program since 2003, and in the NATO Partnership for Peace Program – since 1994.