Bilateral cooperation

United States of America
Diplomatic relations
Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Moldova and the United States of America were established on 18th of February 1992.
 
Representation 
Embassy of the Republic of Moldova to the United States of America:
Address: 2101 S Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
phone: + 1 (202) 667-1130, fax: +1 (202) 667-2624
 
Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Moldova
Address: MD-2009, or. Chișinău, str. A. Mateevici, nr. 103
tel: + (373 22) 408 300, fax:+ (373 22) 233 044
 
Main bilateral visits

 

To the USA

January 1995

President of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Mircea Snegur

August 1998

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Nicolae Tabacaru

April 1999

President of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Petru Lucinschi (on the occasion of participation at the NATO Summit)

June 1999

President of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Dumitru Diacov

March 2000

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Nicolae Tabacaru

October 2000

Prime-Minister of the Republic of Moldova. Mr. Dumitru Braghis

June 2001

Minister of the Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Nicolae Cernomaz

November 2001

Minister of the Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Nicolae Dudau

December 2002

President of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Vladimir Voronin

September 2003

New York - President of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Vladimir Voronin (on the occasion of participation at the 58th Session of the UN General Assembly; meeting with US Secretary of State, Mr. Colin Powel)

September 2005

New York - President of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Vladimir Voronin (on the occasion of participation at the 60th Session of the UN General Assembly; bilateral meetings with US officials)

September 2006

New York - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Mr. Andrei Stratan (on the occasion of participation at the 61st Session of the UN General Assembly; meeting with Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Mr. Nicholas Burns)

September 2008

New York - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Mr. Andrei Stratan (on the occasion of participation at the 63rd Session of the UN General Assembly; meeting with Deputy Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Mr. David Kramer and Under Secretary of State for Euro-Asian issues, Mr. David Merkel)

January 2010

Minister of Defense of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Vitalie Marinuţă

January 2010

(including New York and North Carolina) Prime-Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Vladimir Filat

May 2010

Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Victor Osipov

July 2010

Director of the Security and Information Service of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Gheorghe Mihai

August 2010

Minister of Education of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Leonid Bujor

September 2010

New York - State Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Victor Bodiu (on the occasion of participation at the UN Summit regarding the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals)

January 2011

State Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Victor Bodiu (on the occasion of participation at the ICT week of the World Bank)

April 2011

Minister of Finance, Mr. Veaceslav Negruta and First Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Moldova, Mr. Marin Molosag (on the occasion of participation at the spring meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund)

May 2011

The World Bank - Deputy Minister of Information Technologies and Communication, Mrs. Dona Scola and Executive Director of the e-Government Center, Stela Mocanu

September 2011

Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on Economy, Budget and Finance, Mr. Veaceslav Ionita and member of the Parliamentary Commission on Administration and Regional Development, Mr. Ion Ionas

September 2011

Members of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Mihai Ghimpu and Mr. Ion Hadirca

September 2011

First Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Moldova, Mr. Marin Molosag

March 19-20, 2012

Deputy Prime-minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Iurie Leanca

June 19-21, 2012

Washington - Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Marian Lupu

September 18-20, 2013

Washington - Deputy Prime-minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Mrs. Natalia Gherman

September 25-27, 2013

New York – Prime-minister of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Iurie Leanca (on the occasion of participation at the 68th session of the UN General Assembly)

October 1-8, 2013

Head of the Bureau for the relations with diaspora within the State Chancellery of the Government of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Victor Lutenco

October 11-13, 2013

Minister of Finances of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Anatol Arapu, Governor of the National Bank of Moldova, Mr. Dorin Dragutanu and Deputy Governor NBM, Mr. Marin Molosag (on the occasion of participation at the autumn reunion of the World Bank and IMF)

February 25-26, 2014

Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Igor Corman

March 3-5, 2014

Prime-minister of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Iurie Leancă (launching the U.S.-Moldova Strategic Dialogue)

April 10-13, 2014

Governor of the National Bank of Moldova, Mr. Dorin Dragutanu and Deputy Governor NBM, Mr. Marin Molosag (on the occasion of participation at the spring reunion of the World Bank and IMF)

May 5-6, 2014

Deputy Prime-minister for Reintegration of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Eugen Carpov

July 28-August 1, 2014

Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Vasile Bumacov

October 8-12, 2014

Deputy Prime-minister, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Andrian Candu

October 10-12, 2014

Minister of Finances of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Anatol Arapu, Governor of the National Bank of Moldova, Mr. Dorin Dragutanu and Deputy Governor NBM, Mr. Marin Molosag (on the occasion of participation at the autumn reunion of the World Bank and IMF)

February 23-25, 2015

State Secretary of the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Aurel Fondos (on the occasion of participation at the bi-annual building integrity conference)

March 9-13, 2015

Minister of Education of the Republic of Moldova, Ms Maia Sandu (on the occasion of participation at the Annual Comparative and International Education Society Conference and the meeting of the Education Support Program’s General Education Advisory Board)

April 17-19, 2015

Deputy Governor NBM, Mr. Marin Molosag (on the occasion of participation at the spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF)

May 19-20, 2016

Minister of Education, Corina Fusu (on the occasion of participating in the 3rd Forum of Global Partnership for Social Accountability)

March 20-22, 2017 May 6-11, 2017

Deputy Prime-minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Mr. Andrei Galbur

May 13-21, 2017

Minister of Internal Affairs, Mr. Alexandru Jizdan

January 31 –

February 2, 2018

Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Mr. Tudor Ulianovschi

April 11-19, 2018

Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Andrian Candu

Aprilie 23-27, 2018

New York - Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Mr. Tudor Ulianovschi (on the occasion of participation in the high level meeting of UN GA on building of durable peace)

June 24-27, 2018

Prime-minister of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Pavel Filip

December 6, 2018

Secretary of state at the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, Mr. Vitalie Iurcu and Secretary of state at the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment, Mr. Vasile Luca (3rd reunion of JCC)

February 5-8, 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Mr. Tudor Ulianovschi (participation in the Ministerial Conference of the Global anti-ISIS Coalition)

June 16-19, 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Mr. Nicolae Popescu

September 16-18, 2019

Deputy prime-minister, Minister of Internal Affairs, Mr. Andrei Nastase

September 18-19, 2019

Prime-minister of the Republic of Moldova, Mrs. Maia Sandu

September 22-28, 2019

New York – President of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Igor Dodon (on the occasion of participation at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly)

September 23-26, 2019

 

New York – Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Mr. Nicolae Popescu (on the occasion of participation at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly)

 

 Aprilie  17-19   2022

Washington D.C., working visit of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Nicu Popescu

 

To Moldova

January 1999

Deputy US Under Secretary of State for political-military issues, Mr. R Beecroft (on the occasion of participation at the bilateral political consultations)

February 1999
August 2000

Director of the US assistance programs for the new independent states. Mr. W Taylor

November 2000

Secretary of State of North Carolina, Elaine Marshall

February 2002
May 2003

Deputy Under Secretary of State, S. Pifer

21-24 September 2002

Secretary of State of North Carolina, Elaine Marshall

September 2003

Secretary of State of North Carolina, Elaine Marshall

June 2004

Director of the US Assistance for Europe and Eurasia, Ambassador Carlos Pascual

June 26, 2004

US Secretary of Defense, Mr. Ronald Rumsfeld

March 2005

Deputy Commander of the US Forces in General Europe, Mr. Charles F. Wald

April 2005

Special negotiator of the US Department of State for the Eurasian conflicts, Ambassador Steven Mann

October 2005

Deputy Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, Mr. David J. Kramer

November 2005

Director of the US Assistance for Europe and Eurasia, Mr. Thomas C. Adams

December 2005

US Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Problems, Mrs. Paula J. Dobriansky

January 2006,
February 2006

Deputy Under Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, Mr. David Kramer

February 2006

Millennium Challenges American Corporation delegation

April 2006

Secretary of State of North Carolina, Elaine Marshall

December 2006

Vice-President of the US Millennium Challenges Corporation, Mrs. Maureen Harrington (signing of the Subsidies Agreement of the Strategic Objective between the USA and the Republic of Moldova)

January 2007

Vice-President of the US Millennium Challenges Corporation, Mr. John Hewko

August 2007
October 2007
April 2008

Deputy Under Secretary for the Euro-Asian affairs, Mr. David Kramer

November 2008

Vice-President of the US Millennium Challenges Corporation, Mr. John Hewko (signing of the Memorandum of understanding offering of a grant of 11.9 million USD by the CPM to the Republic of Moldova)

November 2009

US Deputy Under Secretary of State for European and Euro-Asian affairs, Mr. Daniel Russell

February 2010

delegation of the US Office of the Assistance Coordinator for Europe and Eurasia, Deputy Director, Kathy Kavalek and the desk officer for Moldova

February 27 – March 1, 2010

Director of the Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova Office, US Department of State, Mr. Larry Silverman

August 11-12, 2010

President of the World Bank Group, Mr. Robert B. Zoellick

September 2010

US Deputy Under Secretary of State for European and Euro-Asian affairs, Mr. Daniel Russell

October 2010

Executive Director of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Mr. Daniel Yohannes

March 2011

US Vice-president, Mr. Joseph Biden

June 2011

Chisinau – US Senator, Mr. John McCain

June 2011

Secretary of State of North Carolina, Mrs. Elaine Marshall

22-26 June 2011

Secretary of State of North Carolina, Elaine Marshall

September 2011
April 2012

US Deputy Under Secretary of State for European and Euro-Asian affairs, Mr. Daniel Russell

April 2012

Secretary of State of North Carolina, Elaine Marshall

May 16-17, 2012

Senior Counselor of the US Special Envoy for Energy in Eurasia, Mr. Daniel Stein

November 2013

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Euro-Asian Affairs, Mr. Eric Rubin

December 4, 2013

US Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry

March 24, 2014

Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, US Department of State, Ambassador Carlos Pascual

March 30, 2014

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Victoria Nuland

April 17, 2014

U.S. Congressional delegation (Senators John McCain, John Barrasso, John Hoeven and Ron Johnson)

April 21-22, 2014

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee)

April 30, 2014

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Thomas O. Melia and Assistant Administrator of the USAID Paige Alexander (launching of the Democracy Consolidation Working Group as part of the U.S.-Moldova Strategic Dialogue)

May 14, 2014

Coordinator of the Bureau of International Information Programs, DoS, Macon Phillips

May 26, 2014

U.S. Congressional delegation (senators Jim Inhofe, Jeff Sessions, Deb Fischer, Tim Scott and John Barrasso)

14-20 June 2014

Secretary of State of North Carolina, Elaine Marshall

July 2, 2014

U.S. Congressional delegation (senator Ben Cardin)

September 8-10, 2014

Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, DoS, Mr. Eric Rubin

December 18, 2014

U.S. Congressional delegation (senator Bob Goodlatte, congressmen Tom Marino, Steve Cohen, Hank Johnston, Jerrold Nadler, Jim Sensenbrenner etc)

March 3, 2015

Deputy Secretary of State, Mr. Antony Blinken

March 17, 2015

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs James A. Walsh

March 20, 2015

Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, DoS, Mr. Eric Rubin

April 24, 2015

November 3, 2015

Coordinator for U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, DoS, Mrs. Alina L. Romanowski

May 7, 2015

Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Mr. Bruce Andrews

June 24-25, 2015

Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus

October 6-10, 2015

Secretary of State of North Carolina, Elaine Marshall

October 8-9, 2015 November 7, 2015 December 16, 2016 March 7, 2018

Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, DoS, Mrs. Bridget Brink

October 21, 2015

Assistant Administrator of the USAID for Europe and Eurasia, Mr. Jonathan Katz

September 18-21, 2016

Assistant Administrator of the USAID for Europe and Eurasia, Mr. Thomas Melia

December 2, 2016

Director of the Office of Eastern European Affairs, DoS, Mr. Jorgan Andrews

June 23, 2017

Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, DoS, Mrs. Bridget Brink (re-launching the US-Moldova Strategic Dialogue)

April 4, 2018

U.S. Congressional delegation (congressman William Hurd), U.S. House of Representatives

September 10, 2018

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, DoS, Mr. Brian McFeeters

October 23, 2018

U.S. Congressional delegation (senator Richard Burr)

December 5, 2018

Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, DoS, Mr. George Kent

January 28, 2019

Chairman of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America`s Heritage Abroad, Paul Packer

April 10-12, 2019

U.S. businessmen trade mission

April 19, 2019

U.S. Congressional delegation (congressman David Price), U.S. House of Representatives

May 17, 2019

North Carolina Secretary of State, Mrs. Elaine F. Marshall

May 27-29, 2019

Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Russia and Eurasia, Mr. Elizabeth Hafner

June 3-4, 2019

Director of the Office of Eastern European Affairs, DoS, Mr. Bradley Freden

July 6-10, 2019

Assistant Administrator of the USAID for Europe and Eurasia, Mr. Brock Bierman

July 13, 2019

Under Secretary of State for political affairs, Mr. David Hale

August 29, 2019

National Security Advisor to the President of the U.S.A., Mr. John R. Bolton

December 5-7, 2019

Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, DoS, Mr. George Kent

January 27, 2020

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, DoS, Mr. Jorgan Andrews

January 31, 2020

Adjutant general of the North Carolina National Guard, Major General M. Todd Hunt

June 2– 5, 2021

Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, DoS, George Kent

September 1, 2021

U.S. Army Europe-Africa Commanding General Christopher Cavoli

October 3-5, 2021

Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, DoS, Robin Dunnigan

October 18-22, 2021

Senior Official, Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. DoS, Katrina Fotovat

November 16-18, 2021

USAID Administrator, Samantha Power;

December 6-11, 2021

 

Assitance Coordinator for Europe, DoS, James Kulikowski.

 

 

March 5-6, 2022

United States’s Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken;

 

March 15-17, 2022

Ambassador Todd D. Robinson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Department of State;

March 22-24, 2022

U.S. Congressional delegation led by Chairman Stephen Lynch, Subcommittee on National Security, Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives;

April 3-4, 2022

U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield;

 

April 6-8, 2022

USAID Administrator, Samantha Power;

April 12-13, 2022

Ambassador Julieta V. Noyes, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, Department of State;

April 30, 2022

U.S. Senator Steven D. Daines;

 

May 17-18, 2022

U.S. Department of State Counselor Derek H. Chollet;

May 21-22, 2022

U.S. Congressional delegation led by Gregory W. Meeks, Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee;

May 28-30, 2022

U.S. Congressional delegation led by Senator Robert J. Portman, Senate Homeland Security Committee.

Bilateral economic relations

In 2021, the total volume of trade between Republic of Moldova and the United States of America registered the amount of USD 139,13 mln . Exports amounted to USD 31,73 mln, Imports amounted to USD 107,40 mln.

Between January and March 2022, the volume of trade of the Republic of Moldova with the United States of America registered the amount of USD 39,07 mln.  Exports amounted to USD 9,87 mln (share of total exports – 0,93%) and Imports amounted to USD 29,19 mln (share of total imports – 1,43%).

According to the volume of trade, the USA is  placed 17th among the major trading partners of the Republic of Moldova.

As to boost bilateral trade and investment relations, the Moldovan-American Joint Commercial Commission (JCC) was set up in 2003. The 5th meeting of the JCC was held on December 9, 2021 (virtual format).

Investment relations:

Currently, there are 362 companies with American capital operating in the Republic of Moldova. According to the invested capital value, the USA is placed 7th among the largest investors of the Republic of Moldova. Among the most important companies in the Republic of Moldova with American capital are: "Trans Oil", "SUN Communications", "Glass Container Company", "Lear Corporation", "Coca-Cola", "AVON", "Mary Kay", “HNCH Adviser”, “Granovia Wines”, “Horizon Capital”, etc.

U.S. Assistance to Moldova

Since 1992, the United States has provided over $1.7 bln in assistance to Moldova. The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Moldova and the Government of the United States of America on Technical Cooperation was signed on March 21, 1994. U.S. assistance aims to support the Republic of Moldova in strengthening democratic institutions, increasing prosperity, securing its international borders, and integration into Europe and the Euro-Atlantic community. Currently, USAID is the largest development partner of the U.S. in Moldova. In 2021, the volume of assistance provided by USAID amounted to around USD 32 mln. In addition, Moldova benefited of USD 262 mln in assistance under the five-year Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact (2010-2015) for economic development and investment projects in irrigation infrastructure, high-value agricultural production and road rehabilitation. 

Strategic Dialogue

The Strategic Dialogue is the main bilateral dialogue and cooperation platform between the Republic of Moldova and the United States, which addresses diverse issues of importance on the bilateral agenda, as well as the perspectives of further strengthening the bilateral relationship.

On April 18, 2022, in Washington D.C., USA, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Nicu Popescu and Karen Donfried, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs of the State Department, chaired the Republic of Moldova - United States of America Strategic Dialogue plenary session, with the first principals’ meeting since 2017 , and the meetings of the 3 joint working groups under the bilateral Strategic Dialogue: Working Group on the Rule of Law and Good Governance; Working Group on Political and Security Issues; Working Group on Economic and Energy Issues, attended by senior officials from both countries. The Republic of Moldova and the United States reaffirmed the importance of strengthening bilateral ties and advancing Moldova’s democracy, prosperity, and security as set in its reform agenda.. The parties also agreed to launch a new Joint Working Group on Public Diplomacy, aimed at strengthening people-to-people contacts, strengthening cultural and educational ties and professional exchanges.

Bilateral legal framework

Moldovan - American bilateral relations are regulated by 89 documents, including agreements, memorandums of understanding, declarations in the economic, military, law, education and scientific research fields.
The list of bilateral treaties can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/3bnmeX3 or here: https://mfa.gov.md/ro/content/tratate-internationale  
Cultural relations
Moldovan-American cultural relations are related to the Embassy's interaction with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the State Department, non-governmental organizations, foreign diplomatic missions, accredited in the USA, being also marked by activities, carried out annually by the Embassy, which include cultural and promotional events in the country, such as WInternational, International Children's Festival, Around The World Embassy Tour, concerts and presentations, etc.
 
A significant contribution in the organization and taking place of cultural and representative activities of the country is registered by the Diaspora communities in the regions, but also by the illustrious personalities within them. The respective events take place periodically, and include large-scale festivities, such as the Golden Polenta (Florida), Sorcova Veselă, the Martisor Festival (California), IA Fest, Inima Mea e Moldova (Illinois), concerts with the participation of local celebrities, etc.
 
At the same time, in the field of science and education it is important to note the cooperation with the National Institute of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the non-profit organization Civil Research and Development Fund (CRDF), with which a Cooperation Agreement was signed in 2000, the National Association of International Educators (NAFSA), AAAS and other education and science institutions. This type of cooperation is remarkable not only through direct interaction with representatives of these organizations, but also through participation in thematic events (NAFSA International Conference, AAAS Annual Meeting, International Education Week, etc.).
 
It is equally important to mention, that in these interactions, bilateral relations are strengthened through popular diplomacy thanks to various exchange programs for young people (FLEX, etc.), professionals from various fields (TEAP, PfP, IVLP, Fulbright, etc.), etc. These contacts are additionally extended by humanitarian actions, carried out at the initiative of Moldovan communities in various US states and with the assistance of relevant non-governmental organizations (Touching A Life, The Moldova Project, etc.).
 
Republic of Moldova – North Carolina Partnership
The partnership was launched on April 22, 1999 by the signing of a bilateral memorandum of intent aimed at facilitating cooperation in the economic, cultural, scientific fields, academic exchanges, defense and civil protection, humanitarian coordination efforts of various governmental and non -governmental organizations.
In 2004 it was renewed by signing the Memorandum of principles and procedures between the Republic of Moldova and the State of North Carolina (USA) concerning their desire to strengthen their good relations, based on which a bilateral cooperation committee was established, co-chaired by a deputy minister of foreign affairs from the Moldovan side and NC Secretary of State from the U.S. side.
 
During the Prime Minister`s Vladimir Filat visit to the State of North Carolina, on January 20, 2010 an updated Memorandum of cooperation has been signed.
 
In December 2011, by a decree of the Acting President of the Republic of Moldova, Marian Lupu, Mrs. Elaine Marshall was awarded the Order of Honor of the Republic of Moldova, which she received on December 23, 2011 in a solemn atmosphere at the Moldovan Embassy in the U.S..
 
On May 3, 2013 the Moldovan National Army and the North Carolina National Guard signed in Chișinău a Memorandum of Understanding to establish unit partnerships, which provides further cooperation on security and defense, with a focus on strengthening interpersonal relationships and promoting close ties among soldiers of similar units from both military structures. Cooperation between NCNG and the National Army of Moldova started in 1996.
 
In October 2015, Secretary of State Elaine Marshall undertook another visit to Chișinău. On this occasion, a joint meeting of the Bilateral Cooperation Committee was held in the Moldovan capital (October 8th) and a revised and updated version of the Memorandum of Principles and Procedures concerning the desire to strengthen the good relations between the two states was signed, which offers the necessary legal framework for consolidation of the privileged relations of cooperation between the Republic of Moldova and the state of North Carolina in various fields of mutual interest.
 
The last visit of Secretary of State Elaine Marshall to Chișinău took place in the timeframe between may 14 and 18, 2019, on the occasion of the anniversary joint meeting (20 years since the establishment of the MD-NC State Partnership Program) of the Bilateral Cooperation Committee. During this meeting, the Head of the MFAEI of Moldova has underlined, that in order to improve the bilateral partnership, along the decision to sign the extended and revised version of the Memorandum on Principles and Procedures between the two sides, the Moldovan authorities have proposed increasing the representation of the Moldovan side in the joint bilateral Comission. Thus, the Co-Presidency from the Moldovan side would be held by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, and based on the proposals by various institutions, as well as American partners, it was decided to launch the Advisory Committee of the Partnership, under the Executive Committee.
 
An interesting evolution of the bilateral partnership was the visit to North Carolina, in August 2019, for the first time in the history of the bilateral Moldova-American partnership, of Dereck J. Hogan, Ambassador of the USA to the Republic of Moldova. 
It is also to mention, that the leader of the NC National Guard, Major General Marvin Todd Hunt, had his first visit to Moldova in the timeframe between January 29th - February 1st, 2020.
 
The MD-NC Partnership allowed for the creation of durable relations in the areas of defense, civil defense, academic mobility, education, professional exchanges, humanitarian projects and medical assistance. Simultaneously, new opportunities to extend areas of cooperation are being outlined, in areas such as agriculture and food industry, economic and investment cooperation, energy efficiency, telecommunications and tourism, regional development, justice, internal affairs, environmental protection etc. 
This exemplary cooperation is moreover strengthened by the SisterCities International platform, as there are currently two cooperation agreements between the Buiucani sector of the Moldovan capital Chișinău and Greensboro (September 26th, 2000), as well as between the Moldovan city of Ungheni and Winston-Salem (June 21st, 2000).
 
Updated in June 2022, Americas Division, Directorate for Bilateral Cooperation.