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FM: NATO security indivisibility – crucial for Romania

Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi yesterday told experts involved in development of NATO’s new strategic concept that, from Romania’s vantage point, indivisibility of the Alliance’s security, stipulated in art. 5 of the Washington Treaty, remains a fundamental aspect.

The minister made the statements after meeting Umit Pamir (Turkey) and Bruno Racine (France), members of the Group of experts involved in developing NATO’s New Strategic Concept.

“I took this opportunity to assert once more, in view of NATO ministers’ future summit in Tallinn, our country’s main viewpoints on the part NATO should take on in the 21st century,” Baconschi said, quoted by Mediafax. He added that he also discussed with the two experts Romania’s position on the open door policy, as well as strategic partnerships. Pamir and Racine are on a visit to Bucharest between April 7 and 9, within the second stage of the new concept development process – the stage of consulting with NATO member states’ capitals.

The purpose of the two experts’ visit is to get informed on Romania’s position and objectives in the elaboration on the New Strategic Concept and to discuss with Bucharest authorities the conclusions and recommendations to be included by the Group in the report that is due to be presented to the NATO Secretary General on May 1, 2010.

The process of elaborating NATO’s New Strategic Concept has three stages: a reflection stage, a consulting stage and a stage of proper inter-government negotiation (the crucial one).

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