The Government adopted during its Friday meeting the 2017 White Charter of Defence, a document prepared by the Ministry of National Defence in accordance with the legal provisions.
According to a Government press release, the Charter reflects the provisions of the 2017-2020 governing programme and builds upon the National Defence Strategy for 2015 through 2019 approved by Parliament.
“The 2017 White Charter of Defence transposes in an integrated and unified way the Government’s vision on national defence, in correlation with the objectives set in the Country’s National Defence Strategy, thus being achieved an enhanced consistency of the national effort to ensure security and defence. Conceptually, the document defines Romania’s defence policy over a four-year horizon, being the main planning document at departmental level, based on which the Military Strategy is being drafted and the priorities in the outline of the Ministry’s budget proposals are grounded,” reads the press release.
“At the level of resources, (…) the current White Charter is the first document of this kind that has as its main scope an adequate budget allocation – two percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is an essential prerequisite for the proper implementation of the objectives of the defence policy in its entirety,” specifies the Government.