Foreign Ministry hails four years since adoption of Romania-US Strategic Partnership documents

The Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) hailed the 4th anniversary on Sunday since Romania and the United States of America have adopted “The Joint Declaration on the Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century between Romania and the USA” and from signing “The Agreement between Romania and the USA on the location of the US anti-missile defence system in Romania.”

According to a release sent to Agerpres, Minister Bogdan Aurescu expressed his confidence in this context that in the next period the outcomes and progresses in the enforcement of the Joint Declaration will further on significantly.

“I’m honoured I had the privilege to negotiate, on Romania’s behalf, these two paramount documents of the Strategic Partnership with the United States – the Joint Declaration and the September 2011 Agreement. The already accomplished achievements by enforcing them do motivate us to continue the complex effort of deepening the Strategic Partnership with the United States of America, in order to capitalize all opportunities of collaboration. In this respect, there is a lot to be done together to raise further the cooperation level between our countries, in particular as regards the investments’ growth, the increase of the trade volume and the amplification of the bilateral cooperation in education, research, scientific and technical cooperation, cultural swaps and inter-human contacts. I’m fully faithful that in the next period, the outcomes and the progresses in enforcing the Joint Declaration will continue to advance significantly,” said Bogdan Aurescu, according to the MAE release.

The Strategic Partnership between Romania and the USA was launched in 1997, on President Bill Clinton’s visit to Bucharest.

The Joint Declaration is the first bilateral political document that crayons the essential action lines and orients the cooperation on multiple levels within the Strategic Partnership, a central dimension of Romania’s foreign policy, alongside its belonging to the European Union and the NATO, as it is the document that has consecrated the relaunching and the deepening of the Strategic Partnership.

The agreement regarding the anti-missile defence system, that stays at the grounds of the development of the most complex project circumscribed to the Partnership – the operationalization of the anti-missile facility within the Deveselu military Base – is, at the same time, the first bilateral document with legal value that seals in black and white the Strategic Partnership. The negotiations on the Agreement between Romania and the USA regarding the location of the US anti-missile defence system in Romania took seven rounds (June 2010 – May 2011) and was sealed by the two delegations’ heads, on June 6, 2011

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