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Romania, Slovenia Defence Ministers tackle bilateral matters, regional cooperation in NATO, EU

Romanian National Defence Minister Mircea Dusa tackled in talks with Slovene counterpart Andreja Katic on Monday topics relating the bilateral and regional cooperation and the two countries’ co-working in NATO and the European Union as part of an official visit the Romanian minister is paying to Slovenia.

Dusa told a joint news conference with Katic that the cooperation in this region has “a special importance” for Romania, given the need of stability in the Balkans.

“We made an analysis of the manner in which the measures for the reassurance on NATO and the European Union’s eastern flank set at the Wales Summit have been implemented. (…) We agreed that the threats to the European countries and NATO members come both from the continent’s East and South. The problems created after the emergence of the crisis in Ukraine and particularly after Crimea was annexed have substantially changed the security situation in eastern Europe and especially in the Black Sea area. Also, the situation in northern Africa creates security problems on the southern flank as well”, the minister underscored.

As regards the bilateral relations, Dusa stressed Romania donated Slovenia a Romanian-made IAR 93 Eagle plane to be displayed at the Military History Museum in Pivka, with the plane to be given in a ceremony later on Monday.

The Slovene defence minister praised the bilateral cooperation of Bucharest and Ljubljana and pronounced for its continuation and diversification.

“We ascertained together the security threats that keep existing in this region. As a solution to such problems, both our countries back as urgent as possible accession of the countries in the region to the European Union and NATO,” Katic said, according to Agerpres.

19:17 Romania DefMin stresses need to step up bilateral, regional, multilateral cooperation at meeting with Slovenia president

Bucharest, Sept 14 /Agerpres/ – National Defence Minister Mircea Dusa during a visit paid to Slovenia on Monday argued in favour of stepping up the bilateral cooperation as well as the cooperation in multilateral frameworks, given the regional security context, the ministry said in a release to AGERPRES.

“Given the regional security context, coupled with the new challenges brought about both by the latest developments in Ukraine and on the Alliance eastern flank, I believe it is necessary to step up our cooperation, both at a bilateral level and in the regional and multinational frameworks”, Dusa said at a meeting with Slovenia’s President Borut Pahor.

The Romanian minister said the visit to Slovenia is an opportunity to strengthen the political-military collaboration relations between the two states and armies.

“We have common ideals and values and that is why providing the security to the Euro-Atlantic space is a prime objective for our two countries”, Dusa underscored.

According to the release, the two officials also tackled the strategic adjustment of the North Atlantic Alliance and the topics to be debated at NATO’s next summit, the phase in the implementation of the conclusions resulting from the European Council meetings on defence as well as the implementation of the reassurance measures on NATO’s eastern flank.


Dusa stresses need to step up bilateral, regional, multilateral cooperation at meeting with Slovenia president

National Defence Minister Mircea Dusa during a visit paid to Slovenia on Monday argued in favour of stepping up the bilateral cooperation as well as the cooperation in multilateral frameworks, given the regional security context, the ministry said in a release to Agerpres.

“Given the regional security context, coupled with the new challenges brought about both by the latest developments in Ukraine and on the Alliance eastern flank, I believe it is necessary to step up our cooperation, both at a bilateral level and in the regional and multinational frameworks”, Dusa said at a meeting with Slovenia’s President Borut Pahor.

The Romanian minister said the visit to Slovenia is an opportunity to strengthen the political-military collaboration relations between the two states and armies.

“We have common ideals and values and that is why providing the security to the Euro-Atlantic space is a prime objective for our two countries”, Dusa underscored.

According to the release, the two officials also tackled the strategic adjustment of the North Atlantic Alliance and the topics to be debated at NATO’s next summit, the phase in the implementation of the conclusions resulting from the European Council meetings on defence as well as the implementation of the reassurance measures on NATO’s eastern flank.

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