Vladimir Cuc

Vladimir is the Head of the International Security Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moldova.

Much of Vladimir´s work is focused on the resolution of the Transnistrian conflict as well as the promotion of cooperation between Moldova and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). When appointed, he was the youngest ever head of the division within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As a member of the negotiation team for the resolution of the Transnistrian conflict, Vladimir has been one of the key contributors to elaborating Moldova´s position on various aspects of the negotiation process, as well as drafting speeches on the conflict delivered by Moldovan high officials.

Prior to this work Vladimir was assigned to the Moldovan Diplomatic Mission in Vienna where he served as Charge D´Affaires during part of his three-year posting. During this time he represented Moldova in discussions on European Security under the framework of the Corfu Process at the OSCE. As a John Smith Fellow, Vladimir plans to focus on improving policies promoted by the Moldovan government on the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict. He aims to achieve this by promoting a better understanding of the conflict resolution process among members of the Administration, as well as increasing the interest in resolution of the conflict among the Moldovan population. He also plans to improve inter-agency coordination in the Moldovan government in order to utilise its limited resources more efficiently. He hopes this will improve the analysis, planning and implementation of Moldovan foreign and security policy.