Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.13 - 21 January 2016
Official meeting between the Romanian and Belgian Defence Ministers at Brussels
Defence Minister Mihnea Motoc met with the Belgian Defence Minister Steven Vandeput at the Defence Ministry Headquarters of the Kingdom of Belgium, on Thursday, January 21.
The talks between the two officials tackled the Romanian-Belgian military cooperation both at bilateral level and within the international organizations the two states are part of; the two parties emphasized their openness towards consolidating their military relations by identifying certain projects.
Defence Minister Motoc highlighted the importance of maintaining the Alliance’s cohesion and unity principles -in the context of the preparation of the Warsaw Summit agenda-by punctuating NATO’s main role in consolidating its presence on the Eastern flank and in the Black Sea region.
Also, the Romanian minister mentioned that the development of security and defence of the European Union is a priority of Romania’s defence policy, at the same time emphasizing our country’s active support in promoting EU as a credible and able player within the international security environment.
Minister Mihnea Motoc thanked his Belgian counterpart for the support given to Romania following the tragic event produced at Colectiv Club (as of October 30, 2015) when eight patients who got serious burns were transferred to the Burn Centre of “Queen Astrid” Military Hospital, Brussels, where they benefitted from special medical care.