Pavel Voicu

Pavel Voicu
Voicu in August 2019.jpeg
Minister of Defense
In office
8 June 2019 – 14 November 2019
PresidentIgor Dodon
Prime MinisterMaia Sandu
Preceded byEugen Sturza
Succeeded byVictor Gaiciuc
Personal details
Born (1973-01-29) 29 January 1973 (age 46)
Măcărești, Ungheni, Moldovan SSR, Soviet Union
Alma mater
  • Stefan cel Mare Police Academy
  • Academy of Public Administration

Pavel Voicu (born 29 January 1973) is a Moldovan politician who is the Minister of Defence of Moldova under President Igor Dodon and Prime Minister Maia Sandu.[1] He was also a personal advisor to Dodon. He has prior experience in Moldovan law enforcement.[2]


Pavel Voicu was born on 29 January 1973 in Frăsinești (now Măcărești, Ungheni) in the western part of the Moldovan SSR. Between 1990 and 1995, he studied at the Stefan cel Mare Police Academy. In the years that followed, he held various positions within the Ungheni Police Inspectorate, the Center for Combating Economic Crimes and the National Anti-corruption Center. He held the position of commissioner of the municipal police station in Călăraşi and Cimişlia and chief of the Buiucani and Bender (in the Moldovan controlled area of Varnița) police inspectorate. From February 2016 to August 2017, he held the post of chief of police in Tighina. On 22 August 2017, he was appointed Councilor to the President of Moldova for special missions, serving alongside Vasile Şova.[3][4][5][2]

Voicu with Sergey Shoygu.

Pavel Voicu was appointed Minister of Defense, by the decree of the President Dodon on 8 June 2019, officially joining the newly formed Sandu Cabinet. During Voicu's presentation ceremony, which included military honors from an honor guard, Dodon noted that he did not cooperate with former defense minister Eugen Sturza and that he has conviction that under Voicu's leadership, the relationship between the two government institutions (the military and the presidency) will grow.[6][7][8]

He is married and has a single child. He is fluent in French as well as Russian outside from the Romanian language.


  1. ^ "Cine sînt conducătorii de astăzi ai Republicii Moldova?". moldova.europalibera.org.
  2. ^ a b "Pavel Voicu, noul ministru al Apararii, a fost prezentat corpului de comanda al Armatei Naționale". realitatea.md. 15 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Ministry of Defense of Republic of Moldova". www.army.md.
  4. ^ https://www.deschide.md/ro/stiri/politic/50032/Ministrul-lui-Dodon-la-Apărare-despre-retragerea-armatei-ruse-și-implicarea-în-„7-aprilie”.htm
  5. ^ "Igor Dodon l-a prezentat corpului de comandă al Armatei Naţionale pe noul ministru al Apărării, Pavel Voicu". UNIMEDIA.
  6. ^ "Президент Республики Молдова представил нового Министра Обороны личному составу". president.md.
  7. ^ Sputnik. "Președintele Igor Dodon l-a prezentat pe noul ministru al Apărării, Pavel Voicu - Video". ro.sputnik.md.
  8. ^ Alexandru (15 June 2019). "Pavel Voicu a fost prezentat efectivului Ministerului Apărării".

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