DEFENCE DIPLOMACY

Defence Minister Dusa, departing Belgian Ambassador review common projects

Minister of National Defence Mircea Dusa has received on Tuesday the Ambassador of Belgium in Romania Philippe Beke (R), who is approaching the end of his mission. During the visit the two officials have reviewed the main joint projects and stressed that for the past years the Bucharest-Brussels relations saw an unprecedented level of collaboration in the political and military fields.

According to a press release of the Ministry of National Defence, Dusa saluted Belgium’s efforts in NATO’s decision-making process as well as the increase of the role of the European Defence Agency (EDA) within the EU as a determining factor in facilitating cooperation in the field of military capability.

Bilateral relations represent a solid prerequisite for drawing common positions concerning the drawing up of appropriate solutions to the recent developments in Eastern Ukraine.

Moreover, the minister expressed the Romanian side’s willingness to intensify military cooperation, in particular to reinsure the Eastern font allies, prepare and jointly train troops, use the forces and participate in multinational activities.

The Romanian official wished Ambassador Beke success in his future diplomatic activity.

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