Minister of National Defence Mircea Dusa, who is paying an official visit to The Hague at the invitation of his Dutch counterpart Antoinette Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, said that “the Netherlands and Romania hold shared ideals and values within NATO and the EU, and it’s therefore important to develop military cooperation that should contribute to strengthening security in the Euro-Atlantic space.”
According to a Defence Ministry release to Agerpres, during talks, the Romanian and Dutch ministers voiced appreciation for the international community’s efforts to provide assistance to Ukraine.
“In connection with this, Minister Dusa stressed that Romania is the fourth most important contributor to the OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine, and supports the EU civil mission in the region. Dusa also said that conflict casualties receive specialized treatment in Romanian medical facilities,” the release reads.
According to the cited source, cooperation on military capabilities and the implementation of the Action Plan for enhancing the operational effectiveness of the North Atlantic Alliance was another topic on the agenda of the bilateral meeting.
“The preparation of the European Council meeting devoted to defence represents, in the opinion of two ministers, a good opportunity to strengthen the status of the EU as a security provider and work out a new European Security Strategy. Romania will support the relevant policies during the Dutch EU Presidency,” the Defence Ministry also said.