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October 25, 2021

Romanian Intelligence Service’s Hellvig meets US National Intelligence Community’s Clapper

The Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI)’s head, Eduard Hellvig (photo L), on Friday had an official meeting with United States’ Director of National Intelligence, James R. Clapper, a press release by the SRI reads.

The two officials have tackled partnership interest topics, aimed at the international security environment, the developments of the terrorist phenomenon around the globe, and the new cyber-security challenges.

During the meeting, the security problematic at European regional level was approached, by emphasizing the determining role of the intelligence and security services for substantiating the early awareness on the realities and the prompt and solid policy defining by the decision-makers, the SRI release specifies.

The source adds that the two officials have shared their “institutional viewpoints on the intelligence paradigm evolution at the NATO level in the medium and long term.”


DefMin Motoc assesses regional security situation with US Director of National Intelligence Clapper


National Defence Minister Mihnea Motoc welcomed on Friday US Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, to assess the development of the regional security situation, with a focus on the unstable areas near the North-Atlantic space, the National Defence Ministry (MApN) informs.

According to a release sent to Agerpres, Motoc hailed the decisions adopted in the Warsaw NATO Summit, underscoring the importance Romania grants to the US support in implementing the initiatives for the consolidation of the eastern flank of the Alliance.

“Romania has militated and acted for strengthening the cooperation at the Black Sea and in the Balkan region, engaging significant national resources to meet these goals,” the Romanian official showed.

Moreover, the MApN adds, Minister Motoc highlighted the excellent level of the bilateral cooperation in a military and security level, under the Strategic Partnership for the 21st century between Romania and the US.

“The strategic valences of this partnership are reflected in the concrete cooperation projects already materialised, among which were mentioned Romania’s participation in the NATO ballistic missile defence system in Europe (the military base at Deveselu), the multimodal transport base at Mihail Kogalniceanu, as well as the modernisation of the training facilities of Romania’s Army, where US and partner forces can train,” the MApN release also reads.


Prime Minister Ciolos meets US National Intelligence Director Clapper, talks focus on common interest topics within the Strategic Partnership of Romania with the United States of America


Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos on Friday met the Director of the US National Intelligence, James R. Clapper, at the Victoria Palace, reads a release by the government sent to Agerpres.

According to the source, talks were focused on common interest topics within the Strategic Partnership of Romania with the United States of America, current themes on the geostrategic context at the Black Sea, on Syria as well as on our Romania’s Eastern neighbourhood.

“The US side showed appreciation for the very good cooperation between Romania and the US in the fields of security and fight against terrorism, and mentioned the collaboration and partnership of the two countries in Afghanistan. Likewise, the US National Intelligence Director hailed the observance of the commitments by Romania within the NATO regarding the budget allocated to the Defence sector,” the release adds.

In his turn, Premier Ciolos thanked the US side for “the support within the NATO and saluted the bilateral cooperation in maintaining the regional security, in the particular field of cyber-security included,” the release says.

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