President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday attended the inauguration of Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu as director of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE), whom he said SIE should consolidate instruments to achieve its strategic goals.
According to the Presidential Administration, Iohannis also underscored the important position of SIE in the recently adopted National Defence Strategy of Romania, particularly amidst the rapid geopolitical changes in the region.
“Romania’s president also mentioned that the Foreign Intelligence Service is in the vanguard of the fight against nonconventional external challenges and that is why it has to consolidate all the instruments it needs to achieve its strategic goals that regard strategy assessment, early warning, conflict prevention, decision making during crises based on real, precise and timely intelligence,” the administration adds.
The head of state added that the part of SIE is also important from the perspective of Euro-Atlantic and international relationships and cooperation, an area where it has proved its efficiency in the province of strategic analysis and the promotion of multiple national interests.
Iohannis concluded his speech by extending thanks to the SIE staff for their professional manner of action and successful completion of missions.
He also voiced conviction that the Foreign Intelligence Service will consolidate its specific performance and the part of active partner in the working formats that regard national security, Agerpres informs.
Also attending the inauguration ceremony were presidential advisers Dan Mihalache and Ion Oprisor.
Parliament last week voted Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu in office.