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Ambassador Gebauer announces Luftwaffe’s participation in the Enhanced Air Policing South : Germany continues to position itself firmly alongside Romania

The German Ambassador in Bucharest, Peer Gebauer, states that his country “continues to position itself firmly alongside Romania”, in the context of the current security situation.

In a message sent by the diplomatic mission to AGERPRES on Wednesday, the ambassador stressed that starting in mid-February, the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) will participate with Eurofighter planes and troops in the measure Enhanced Air Policing South.

“Together with Italy, we ensure the security of NATO airspace, as reliable partners, with a visible and high-quality contribution. This is a clear sign of transatlantic and European solidarity,” said Peer Gebauer.

According to his message, “requests for the withdrawal of NATO troops from Romania and a return to the situation in 1997 must be firmly rejected.”

“We cannot turn the clock 25 years back. Romania’s membership to NATO is an essential achievement and cannot be questioned by third parties. We are very concerned about the current situation in the region. Russia’s attitude is not just a threat to Ukraine but affects the security of the whole of Europe. Therefore, a new breach of Ukraine’s sovereignty would lead to a strong and common European response,” said Peer Gebauer.

In this context, he recalled that in this regard, the German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Annalena Baerbock, spoke categorically at the meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the member states of the European Union.

 

Photo: German Embassy in Romania

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