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Neutrality is not enough to protect Moldova

May 18, 2023

Moldovan Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu considers the country's accession to the EU to be a factor in the state's security and calls the neutrality status defined by the Constitution insufficient to protect Moldova.

Popescu said this in an interview with NewsMaker.

Answering a question about the benefits of Moldova's potential membership in NATO, Popescu said that the neutrality established in the Constitution is not enough to protect the state.


"The Constitution of Moldova was approved in 1994. It can be stated that the declaration of neutrality of the country, which is inscribed in the Constitution, is not enough to ensure the security of our state. And that in fact, in addition to the Constitution, it is very important that Moldova has friends," Popescu said.

He emphasized that the most dangerous thing in geopolitics for a small state is "to be alone." "It is important for us not to be alone in a problematic region," Popescu said.

In this context, he called the country's accession to the EU a factor in Moldova's security.

Author - Olena Madiak, 18/05/2023

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