DEFENCE

Vice PM Oprea: Operationalization of Deveselu facility proves Romania’s fitness for NATO protection measures

The operationalization of the missile defence facility in Deveselu by the end of this year is the certain proof of Romania’s capacity to fit the NATO protection measures in the region, Vice Prime Minister for national security, Minister of Internal Affairs Gabriel Oprea said on Thursday in a meeting with the Director of the US National Intelligence, James Clapper.

According to a release by the Internal Affairs Ministry (MAI), during their meeting in Washington, the two officials have talked about the current challenges to the security environment, about Romania’s strategic profile and the benefits of developing the Strategic Partnership. They also tackled other international actuality topics, in particular the evolutions in some conflict areas, and reiterated both sides’ availability to boosting cooperation in the mutual interest fields.

Clapper assessed that Romania is one of the most important partners of the United States; he appreciated the country’s contribution in the operation theatres, the above-mentioned source adds.

Oprea was accompanied at this meeting by Romania’s ambassador in the U.S., George Maior.

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