Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.167 - 11 June 2014
The military bilateral relations between Romania and the Greek Republic have progressed lately and the interest shown by both countries demonstrates the existence of certain common objectives.
The statement was made by defence minister, Mircea Duša, during the bilateral meeting that was held on Wednesday, June 11, at the MoND Headquarters. In his opinion, "new cooperation fields that can support NATO must be explored ", restating the fact that the Summit which is to take place on September in The Wales will offer a new vision on the strategic profile of the Alliance.
The same idea was shared by the Greek defence minister, Dimitris Avramopoulos, who emphasized the high level of the military relations between the two armed forces and appreciated the professionalism of the Romanian militaries. "We decided to expand our collaboration in the military field and discussed about the signing of certain memoranda in the near future ", Dimitris Avramopoulos also said.
The Romanian defence minister congratulated his Greek counterpart for the efforts made by the Helen Republic when holding the Chairmanship of the EU Council, for the implementation of the European Council’s decisions of December 2013 and for taking necessary measures to consolidate EU’s profit at international level.
The measures taken by NATO after the Ukrainian crisis to ensure the security of the air and maritime space were among the topics of the official talks’ agenda.