CSAT meeting convened today

The Supreme Defence Council will meet today, its agenda including issues such as the stage of Romania’s Schengen accession and of the political-diplomatic overtures, a communiqué posted on the Presidency’s website informs. Likewise, the members of the Council will discuss “the methodology of communication and action for institutions and authorities that have responsibilities in managing terrorist attack situations in which Romanian citizens are involved outside Romania’s territory.” The agenda also includes the issue of cyber-threats and the security of IT systems of national interest. Other issues include the CSAT report concerning its activity in 2012 and the stage of fulfilling the decisions adopted by the CSAT in 2012. “Other subjects of interest for national security will be tackled during the meeting,” the announcement adds. The most recent CSAT meeting took place on February 5.

At that time the decision was taken to send 10 Romanian soldiers to Mali, as part of the EU mission to train that country’s army, and the number of Romanian soldiers deployed in operational theatres in 2013 was approved along with the multimodal transportation of US materials and human resources to and from Afghanistan through Romanian territory. On February 5 the CSAT also approved the government’s strategy to privatize CFR Marfa.


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