DEFENCE

CSAT meeting suspended, to resume on December 19

The Supreme Defence Council (CSAT) meeting that took place on Tuesday, December 11, was suspended by President Klaus Iohannis, at the request of the members of the Council, bearing in mind that the agenda of the meeting included important national security and defence topics that generated lengthy discussions.

Consequently, according to a Presidential Administration communique, the President of Romania has decided that the Supreme Defence Council meeting will resume on December 19, for the analysis of the topics to continue.

On the agenda of the sitting chaired by President Klaus Iohannis there were topics regarding the endowment plan of Romania’s Army for 2019-2028, the CSAT activity programme for 2019, Romania’s Armed Forces’ plan of use that are to be deployed in missions and operations outside the Romanian state territory in 2019, as well as the National Priority Information Plan for 2019.

Last week, National Defence Minister Gabriel Les stated, after his hearing in the Senate’s special committee, that it’s possible for the CSAT sitting to include a briefing regarding the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. “It’s very possible that a briefing on this topic be necessary in the CSAT sitting,” he stated.

The last Supreme Council for National Defence sitting was held on 4 September.

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