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Viorel Cibotaru

Viorel Cibotaru
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Minister of Defense of Moldova
In office
18 February 2015 – 30 July 2015
PresidentNicolae Timofti
Prime MinisterNatalia Gherman (interim)
Chiril Gaburici
Preceded byValeriu Troenco
Succeeded byAnatol Șalaru
Personal details
Born (1958-04-19) 19 April 1958 (age 61)
Chișinău, Moldovan SSR, USSR
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party of Moldova
Alma materUniversitatea de Stat din Moldova
OccupationJournalist, philologist, politician, political analyst

Viorel Cibotaru (born April 19, 1958 in Chișinău) is a Moldovan politician, former political analyst and journalist, who served as the Minister of Defense of Moldova between February 18, 2015 and July 30, 2015. Since June 18, 2016 Cibotaru is chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova.[1] Cibotaru has authored four books.[2]

Biography

Viorel Cibotaru was born on 19 April 1958 in Chișinău. Between 1975-1980 he studied journalism at the State University of Moldova, and between 1981-1986 he graduated as a doctor of philological sciences.

In 1987 he held an internship at the Faculty of Journalism at "Mikhail Lomonosov" University in Moscow and in the same year he obtained his Ph.D. in Philological Sciences.[3] Between 1985-1988 he was a lecturer at the Faculty of Journalism at the State University of Moldova.[2]

Between 1988 and 1992 he was first deputy head of the Education and Culture Directorate, head of the Interethnic Relations Sector, head of the Information Center of the Republican Council of Trade Unions in Moldova and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of "Vocea Poporului" newspaper.

In 1992, he was awarded the degree of Major.

Between 1992-1995 he was editor-in-chief of the newspaper "Oastea Moldovei", a publication of the Ministry of Defense. In 1995-1997 he was head of the Ministry of Defense press secretariat.[2]

In 1996 he was transferred from active service to reserve, and in 1997 he was assigned Lieutenant Colonel.

Between 1997-1999 he was head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Ministry of Defense. In 1999 he was the deputy commander of the Peacekeeping Forces of the Republic of Moldova, and during July–December he was Lecturer at the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences at the State University of Moldova. From December 1999 to June 2013, he was a lecturer at the journalism department of the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences at the State University of Moldova.[2]

Between 2000-2006 he was director of programs at the Institute of Public Policy (IPP). Since 2006 he is the director of the Invisible College of Moldova, Director of the European Institute for Political Studies in Moldova. Between 2008-2010 he was director of the Information and Documentation Center about NATO in Moldova. Since 2009, he is a Superior Associate member, Program Coordinator in Nepal of the Center from Geneva for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces.[2]

On February 18, 2015, he was appointed Minister of Defense[4][5][6] of the Republic of Moldova, which he exercised until July 30, 2015, when in the new cabinet he was replaced by Liberal Anatol Șalaru.

On June 18, 2016, the National Congress of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova took place. Candidates Valeriu Streleț, Liliana Palihovici, Tudor Deliu and Vadim Pistrinciuc, withdrew their candidacies in favor of Viorel Cibotaru. Thus, Cibotaru was elected chairman of the party.[1]

Personal life

Viorel Cibotaru is married and has one child. Besides Romanian, he speaks English, French, Russian, and Italian.[2]

Military Awards

  • The Medal "In the Service of the Homeland", 1st degree[2]
  • The Medal "The 20th Anniversary of the National Army"
  • Cross For Merit, first-class
  • Cross "For Impeccable Service", first-class

Publications

He has written four books and 80 scientific and publishing articles, published in publishing houses, in specialized editions, magazines, newspapers, or on the Internet.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b PLDM și-a ales conducerea. Viorel Cibotaru este noul președinte al formațiunii
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Viorel Cibotaru — Ministrul Apărării al Republicii Moldova". Archived from the original on 24 February 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  3. ^ Studiile miniștrilor, zdg.md
  4. ^ (infografic) Oficial! Așa arată componența noului Guvern
  5. ^ Președintele Nicolae Timofti l-a prezentat pe noul ministru al Apărării, Viorel Cibotaru, ofițerilor și angajaților instituției
  6. ^ Președintele Nicolae Timofti l-a prezentat pe noul ministru al Apărării, Viorel Cibotaru, ofițerilor și angajaților instituției

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