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Teodor Atanasiu, minister of National Defence before leaving for Nice, France, stated that during the meeting in the afternoon with Donald Rumsfeld will talk about the dislocation in Iraq of the 100 Romanian soldiers trained at US and UN request for being deployed in the theater of operations.

Atanasiu will also talk about our country’s intention to participate in the endowment of the Iraqi Armed Forces and their training so that the forces should be able to take over more security jobs. Minister of National Defence will talk with his American counterpart about the offer Romania has to train this summer about 27 Iraqi officers at the National University of Defence in Bucharest, Romania. Atanasiu and Rumsfeld will also analyze the issues of security in the Black Sea region.

The two officials meeting, the first after the Romanian and US elections in 2004, will be held during their participation to the Informal Reunion of NATO Defence ministers.

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