Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.66 - 02 March 2016
The 4th session of bilateral talks on the military component of the Romanian-American Strategic Partnership was held at EUCOM, Stuttgart, Germany, on Tuesday, March 1st.
The Romanian delegation consisted of the chief of the Department for Defence Policy and Planning and the chief of the General Staff.
The American delegation was represented by Rear Admiral John Smith, Chief of Staff U.S. European Command, Lieutenant General William Garrett, Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command and Major General David Allvin, Director of Strategy and Policy for U.S. European Command.
The delegations discussed the importance of enhancing the Romanian-American Strategic Partnership in terms of security, by implementing the specific provisions of the two bilateral agreements on defence cooperation and the defence against balistic missiles, conducting common military exercises and implementing the Readiness Action Plan/RAP.
The topics under discussion were related to both bilateral cooperation and cooperation of the two countries within NATO, as well as the security situation in the South-Eastern area of the Alliance and in the Black Sea region.