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President Iohannis, PM Ciuca hail signing of the third NATO-EU Joint Declaration: Romania strongly supports the consolidation of the security and prosperity of the Euro-Atlantic area

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen signed the third Joint Declaration on NATO-EU Cooperation at the NATO Headquarters on Tuesday.

“We are determined to take the partnership between NATO and the European Union to the next level,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg  stated.

The Joint Declaration aims to further strengthen and expand the strategic partnership between NATO and the EU, building on unprecedented progress in cooperation between the two organisations since previous declarations were signed in 2016 and 2018.

The leaders resolved to address growing geostrategic competition, resilience issues, and the protection of critical infrastructures. Other priority areas of work will include emerging and disruptive technologies, space, the security implications of climate change, foreign interference and information manipulation. The Secretary General underlined that the Joint Declaration “recognises the value of a more capable European defence that contributes positively to our security and is complementary to, and interoperable with, NATO”.

 

President Iohannis: Romania strongly supports consolidation of security and prosperity of Euro-Atlantic area

 

President Klaus Iohannis welcomes the signing of the third joint declaration on NATO-EU cooperation, showing that Romania strongly supports the consolidation of the security and prosperity of the Euro-Atlantic area.

“I welcome the 3rd Joint Declaration on EU-NATO Cooperation. Romania strongly supports the consolidation of the security and prosperity of the Euro-Atlantic area, based on EU-NATO complementarity and a joint vision for a peaceful future,” Iohannis wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

 

PM Ciuca: Third NATO-EU joint declaration  consolidates transatlantic cooperation

 

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca commends the signing of the third joint declaration on NATO-EU cooperation, showing that this declaration is meant to consolidate the transatlantic cooperation.

“I warmly salute the signing today of the third NATO-EU joint declaration, which consolidates transatlantic cooperation. Romania reaffirms its conviction that solidarity and cooperation are key elements to defending our security and common values. Together we are stronger!,” Ciuca wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.

 

ForMin Aurescu: Romania will continue to make a substantial contribution to the implementation of the new priorities and guidelines under the Joint Declaration on EU-NATO Cooperation

 

Romania will continue to make a substantial contribution to the implementation of the new priorities and guidelines under the Joint Declaration on EU-NATO Cooperation signed on Tuesday, “in the spirit of complementariness and synergy of the efforts of the two organisations,” Romania’s Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu said on Tuesday.

According to the Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE), Aurescu added that the NATO foreign ministers’ meeting hosted in Bucharest at the end of November 2022, “prompted the adoption of this declaration, giving the opportunity to express support for deepening co-operation between EU and NATO.”

“Romania was one of the most active supporters of deepening co-operation between the two organisations, emphasising at all political levels the strategic significance of the adoption of the third NATO-EU joint declaration in the current security context. Romania is welcoming the message of unity and complementarity of the efforts that the new declaration promotes. The practical relevance of the areas addressed in the declaration reflects a high degree of complexity of the contemporary security environment, contributing to the consolidation of NATO’s role in providing collective defence of its members and the Transatlantic Partnership,” the Romanian chief diplomat also shows.

MAE shows that the signing of the new cooperation declaration, after the joint declarations adopted in 2016 and 2018, “follows the strategic coordinates of the decisions adopted by the North Atlantic Alliance at the Madrid Summit of June 2022, as well as the objectives agreed upon at the European Union level under the Strategic Compass adopted in 2022.”

“In the current security context marked by the effects of the war of aggression launched by Russia against Ukraine, the approach of the two organisations is a substantial message regarding the attachment of NATO and the EU to democratic values and spirit. The NATO-EU cooperation platform was strengthened under this new declaration by emphasising areas of major importance in the current security context, such as geostrategic competition, resilience, protection of critical infrastructure, emerging and disruptive technologies, the security implications of climate change,” according to MAE.

 

Photo: www.nato.int

 

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