Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.40 - 11 February 2013
The Minister of National Defence, Mircea Duša, met with the Vice President of the German Bundestag, Susanne Kastner, at the defence ministry, on Monday, 11 February.
During the talks, the two officials approached topics such as the development of the Romanian-German military bilateral cooperation, the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the missile defense system in Europe.
The two high officials expressed their satisfaction as to the high level of the Romanian-German political and military dialogue and cooperation, both in the framework of the two countries’ partnership and in their capacity as NATO and EU members.
Speaking of the fact that our country continues to be a constant endorser of the development of NATO missile defence capability, minister Duša noted that "rendering elements of the missile defence system operational in Romania by 2015 and their integration into NATO’s European defence system will be an important step in achieving the initial capability of the system. The fact that our country is involved in the process is a leap in augmenting the national and Euro-Atlantic level of security, while contributing to the consolidation of Romania’s profile as a reliable partner and a security provider for all NATO and EU member states".
As to the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the two officials appreciated that it represents an important vector in the development of this European project that would allow EU member states to manage the security environment at regional and global level.
In turn, Susanne Kastner thanked the Romanian side for its openness during the bilateral political and military dialogue, as premises of a sustained development of the friendship and cooperation relations of the two countries and armed forces.