Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.29 - 05 February 2016
Meeting of Defence Minister Mihnea Motoc with His French Counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian
Defence minister Mihnea Motoc had a meeting with the French defence minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian during the Informal Meeting of EU Defence Ministers, held in Amsterdam.
The talks agenda included bilateral defence cooperation, especially in the technical, military and defence intelligence, the regional security situation and aspects concerning cooperation within the international organizations.
With a view to the future NATO Summit in Warsaw, minister Motoc pointed out the importance of maintaining the principles of cohesion and unity within the Alliance and the need to continue the organization’s process of adaptation to the new security environment, with a focus on the essential role of consolidating the presence of the allies on the Eastern flank and at the Black Sea.
The Romanian minister said that the EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), represents a priority for Romania’s defence policy architecture and mentioned our country’s active support of the efforts to promote the Union as a credible and capable actor. During the talks, the officials discussed the specific contribution of Romania to the international fight against terror in the context of France’s invoking Art. 42.7 of the EU Treaty.
With a view to strengthening bilateral relations, the French defence minister is going to invite his Romanian counterpart to make a visit in Paris.