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November 30, 2022
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PM Ciuca, in joint statement with NATO SecGen Stoltenberg: Romania will contribute to NATO’s voluntary funds dedicated to Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca emphasized, in Brussels, on Wednesday, the need for support and assistance for Ukraine, noting that the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, the most vulnerable partners, need support, and Romania’s decision is to contribute financially to the NATO Voluntary Funds dedicated to these states.

Ciuca affirmed, in a joint statement with the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, “the stake of continuing support and assistance for Ukraine, reiterating the support for the Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine, assumed since 2008, at the Summit in Bucharest.

“I emphasized that the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, our most vulnerable partners as a result of Russia’s war against Ukraine, need our support. In this sense, I presented Romania’s decision to contribute financially to the NATO Voluntary Funds dedicated to these states, with 1,300 .000 dollars (400,000 dollars for Ukraine, 600,000 dollars for the Republic of Moldova, 300,000 dollars for Georgia). All these contributions represent a practical reflection of the special importance given by Romania, constantly, to NATO’s policy of partnerships,” the Prime Minister declared at NATO headquarters.

 

Need for the Alliance to continue to carefully monitor the situation in the Black Sea stressed in the discussions

 

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca stated that in the discussions held on Wednesday with the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, he stressed the need for the Alliance to continue to carefully monitor the situation in the Black Sea, considering the high dynamics of developments in the region, as well as the unpredictability of Russia’s behavior.

“I appreciated today’s consistent discussion on topics of major importance for the Alliance. We discussed security threats and challenges in the Black Sea region, recognized as an area of strategic importance for the Alliance through the new NATO Strategic Concept. Security in the region continues to be affected by Russia’s illegal war of aggression against Ukraine. I have expressed concern about the far-reaching effects that Russia’s aggressive and irresponsible behavior may have in the long term for regional and Euro-Atlantic security, as well as for global stability. Given the high dynamics of these developments, as well as the unpredictability of Russia’s behavior, I emphasized the need for NATO to continue to carefully monitor the situation in the Black Sea. This war shows, unfortunately, what Romania has been supporting for a long time: the strategic relevance of the Black Sea for NATO, for the Alliance’s security major interests,” Nicolae Ciuca declared at NATO headquarters, in a joint conference with Secretary General Stoltenberg.

 

Compiled from Agerpres

 

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