DEFENCE

DefMin Fifor, Croatian counterpart tackle intensifying bilateral cooperation

In Croatia on Tuesday, Romania’s Defence Minister Mihai Fifor had official talks with his Croatian counterpart Damir Krsticevic to analyse the possibilities for intensifying defence cooperation between the two nations.

According to a press statement released by the Romanian Ministry of Defense, the two officials reviewed the latest developments in the Romanian-Croat defence cooperation bilaterally, at regional level and inside NATO and the European Union.

Fifor presented the priorities in the Romanian armed forces’ military acquisitions following the allocation of two percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for defence spending, highlighting the opportunities for cooperation that are being opened.

“Special attention was paid to security in the Black Sea region and the Western Balkans region. In the context, the possibilities for intensifying defence cooperation between the two countries were examined, and an invitation was reiterated for the Croatian Armed Forces to contribute to the commissioning of the NATO organisations hosted in Romania, as well as to the multinational exercises planned for 2018 by Romania,” according to the ministry.

Part of the visit, Fifor and his Croatian counterpart opened a business-to-business conference at the headquarters of the Chamber of Economy of the Republic of Croatia, and had discussions with representatives of HS Produckt.

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