Fiala says Czechia wants to deepen defence cooperation with Moldova

The Czech Republic wants to deepen defence cooperation with Moldova, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said on Friday after meeting with Moldovan President Maia Sanduová and Prime Minister Dorin Recean in the country's capital Chisinau. Mr Fiala signed an agreement for the Czech Defence Ministry to donate funds to restore monuments commemorating Czechoslovak legionnaires who died in the region during the First World War. Czechia also plans to open a military attaché office in Chisinau. Mr Fiala said that Czechia fully supports Moldova's accession to the EU and the new EU partner mission that was launched on Thursday in Chisinau.

The Czech PM was in Moldova for the European Political Community summit which took place on Thursday at Mimi Castle near Chisinau and was attended by 45 heads of state and government, as well as leaders of EU institutions. He also met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the sidelines of the summit.

Author: Anna Fodor