Destruction of confiscated and surplus weapons in Moldova

Mr Nicolae Macovei, Head of the Public Security Department, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Moldova, visited SEESAC in Belgrade to discuss with Diman Dimov, Team Leader SEESAC, and Ivan Zverzhanovski, SALW Project Officer, modalities of the project for destruction of confiscated and surplus weapons in Moldova. They have agreed on the method of destruction and the timeframe for the project implementation. The project will be carried out in full compliance with the applicable environmental legislation in Moldova. The commission for destruction in Moldova will include representatives from the Office of the Prosecutor General, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Ecology, and representatives of the civil society. The destruction event is expected to take place during September - October 2009.