Romania supports the strengthening of the European Union’s role as a global actor on the international security scene and stays committed to efforts to implement the EU’s Global Security and Defence Strategy, Defence Minister Adrian Tutuianu said on Monday in the context of his meeting with French Ambassador in Bucharest Michele Ramis, a release of the Ministry of Defence informs.
The two officials discussed cooperation at bilateral level as well as under the North-Atlantic Alliance and the European Union’s aegis, expressing appreciation for the strong links between Romania and France and emphasizing the special attention given to the political-military dialogue.
The sides also highlighted the need to intensify defence cooperation, including under the NATO and EU auspices, with a view to ensuring a consistent and adequate response to the current challenges and threats to Euro-Atlantic security.
Minister Adrian Tutuianu underscored the importance of continuing allied efforts towards the successful implementation of all the measures agreed at the NATO Summit in Warsaw, with focus on the consistent approach to the entire eastern flank of the Alliance. In this context, he pointed to the progress made in strengthening the NATO forward presence on the national territory and in the Black Sea region, the cited release said.
At the same meeting, the officials also discussed the fight against terrorism, with DefMin Tutuianu reiterating Romania’s commitment to supporting the efforts of the international community for the security and stability of Iraq and Syria, as well as the fight against terrorist and extremist organizations that operate in these states, DAESH in particular, by participating in the Global Coalition Against DAESH.