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Supreme Council for Country’s Defence meets on Tuesday at Cotroceni Palace

The Supreme Council for Country’s Defence (CSAT) will reunite on Tuesday afternoon, at 15:00 hours, in a meeting chaired by President Klaus Iohannis, at the presidential Cotroceni Palace, according to a release sent Agerpres on Monday by the Presidential Administration.

The above mentioned source specifies the reunion’s agenda will include topics concerning the state of security in Ukraine and its implications to Romania, the stage of the processes of political, economic association to the European Union and of Euro-Atlantic integrity of the Western Balkans’ states, the stage of fulfilling the multiannual Programme of resetting the fight capacity of the Romanian Army, the draft law regarding the defence planning, the conclusions resulted from the mobilisation drills and training in 2014 for the verification of the stage of the preparation of the population, economy and territory for defence.

Also during the CSAT meeting, will be approached topics regarding the activity of the Operative Council of Cyber-Security in 2014 and the evolutions recorded in the cyber-space, the activity of the National Response Centre to Incidents of Cyber-Security – CERT-RO in 2014, the regulation of organisation and functioning of the CERT-RO, the current challenges generated by migration in the security context in areas with terrorist potential, the CSAT activity on 2014, as well as the stage of accomplishing the decisions endorsed by the CSAT in 2014.

At the same time, according to the Presidential Administration, “during the reunion, some other topics of interest for the national security, will be tackled.”

 

PM Ponta: It’s normal to have CSAT meeting, situation in the region is not good

 

Premier Victor Ponta said, in the context of the Romanian Supreme Defence Council’s (CSAT) sitting this Tuesday, that as far as the national security is concerned, the President, Government and Parliament act in “utmost unity.”

Ponta insisted on specifying that the situation in Ukraine continues to be “bad”, but that Romania is a “stable country.”

“Categorically, concerns about developments in Ukraine further exist, we must be very careful, because the situation is bad, what happens in Ukraine and in the rest of the region is rather grim, but Romania is a very stable country. I can guarantee to you that all the discussions we’ve had in Washington revealed that it’s not just us who rely on the United States, but conversely, they too rely on us. As far as all subjects of national security are concerned, the President, the Government and Parliament act in utmost unity, and this is very good,” Ponta said on Monday after the meeting of the ruling coalition at the Senate.

The Premier added that it was “normal” to call this CSAT meeting and that he had been consulted about the agenda.

“I was consulted. It’s not just that I’ll attend, I was consulted. As CSAT vice-chairman, the law requires that I be consulted, we did so and the agenda is completed. It is normal to hold a CSAT meeting,” said Ponta.

 

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