Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.48 - 21 February 2014
Bilateral Meeting between the Hellenic and Romanian Ministers of Defence
The meeting took place in Athens, on Friday, 21 February, during the Informal Meeting of EU Ministers of Defence. Minister Mircea Duša availed himself of the opportunity to wish his Hellenic counterpart, Dimitris Avramopoulos, success in exercising the Hellenic Presidency of the EU Council and thanked him for organizing the informal meeting.
One of the themes approached was intensifying bilateral defence cooperation, when the Romanian defence minister reiterated the idea of exploring new cooperation fields that would be helpful in solving some of the NATO and EU requirements, including the field of the joint development of military capabilities.
"We consider that the cooperation between our countries within SEECP and SEDM is important", Mircea Duša pointed out during the meeting.
At the end of the talks, Minister Duša invited the Hellenic minister to participate in the events that will be organized in Bucharest in celebration of the 10 years since Romania joined NATO. In turn, the Hellenic defence minister invited his Romanian counterpart to make an official visit in Greece.