Moldova To Complete Arms Deal With Armenia


Vestnik Kavkaza

Nov 10 2011

Despite the string of scandals, the leadership of the Republic of
Moldova intends to transfer to the Armenia the remaining part of the
ammunition and weapons under an arms deal. This was announced after the
hearings of the parliamentary commission on national security, defense
and public order by Defense Minister Vitaly Marinuta, writes Moldnews.

He noted that during the meeting of the parliamentary committee he
urged the deputies to be look at he facts and legal documents and not
the messages of the media. However, he expressed confidence that the
deal to sell the Moldovan arms will be brought to the end, because
“there is no legal instrument that would prohibit it.”

“I hope that as soon as possible the execution of the contract will be
continued. This contract does not have suspicious points and I think we
should bring it to the end”, Vitaly Marinuta said to the journalists.

The unfolding scandal has provoked big discussions in Moldovan
political circles, because of the fear that the scandal could become
an obstacle to the Moldovan cooperation with Azerbaijan within the
framework of GUAM.