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DefMin Les, NATO official Grand: Romania stays fully committed to implementing Warsaw Summit decisions

Minister of National Defence Gabriel Les met on Monday with Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment Camille Grand, the Romanian official stressing in this context that Romania remains firmly committed to implementing the Warsaw Summit decisions, a press release from the Defence Ministry specifies.

According to the source, issues concerning the developments of the international security environment and topics related to priorities on NATO’s agenda were tackled. The discussions also approached Romania’s contribution and support for the missile defence domain and about the Romanian Army procurement programmes and investment in the field of defence.

“Minister Les stressed that Romania remains firmly committed to implementing the Warsaw Summit decisions, as well as those adopted by the allied Defence ministers at the meeting in February, emphasizing the importance of strengthening the deterrence and defence posture and the achievement of an advanced NATO presence on the national territory and at the Black Sea, ” MApN specifies.

At the same time, Les showed that by allocating over 2 pct of GDP on the defence budget in 2017, Romania complies with the NATO requirements and demonstrates the country’s commitment towards the allied efforts in the current geostrategic context.

In turn, Camille Grand offered the NATO support for the modernization of the Romanian army defence capabilities through specific tools and initiatives as allies.

“The NATO official underlined the important role played by Romania in the implementation of the defence capabilities against ballistic missiles at Allied level (NATO BMD) by assuming to host and support the development of US system elements deployed in Europe, which allowed the declaration of NATO BMD Initial Operational Capability at the Warsaw Summit,” the release further reads.

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