Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.178 - 25 August 2015
Minister Duša Meets the Ambassador of Belgium to Bucharest
The Minister of National Defence, Mircea Duša, received H.E. Philippe Beke, Ambassador of Belgium to Bucharest, whose mandate comes to an end, at the defence ministry on Tuesday, August 25.
The two officials reviewed the main common projects and pointed out that the relation between Bucharest and Brussels was characterized by an unprecedented political and military cooperation.
Mircea Duša appreciated the efforts made by Belgium within the decision-making process of the Alliance as well as for increasing the role of EDA in the EU as an important factor in facilitating cooperation among military capabilities.
The bilateral relations between the two countries are a strong premisis in shaping common positions in identifying solutions to the recent developments in the east of Ukraine.
Minister Mircea Duša talked of the willingness of the Romanian side to intensify military cooperation, especially in the field of the strategic reassurance of the Allies on the Eastern flank, in the common training of troops, in employing forces in multinational operations.
At the end of the meeting, the Romanian official wished H.E. ambassador Philippe Beke success in his future diplomatic activity.