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 Chisinau 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.
The last visit to the Republic of Moldova of Secretary of State Elaine Marshall was in October 2015. On this occasion, a joint meeting of the Bilateral Cooperation Committee was held in Chisinau (October 8th, 2015) 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.
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