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Inter-Ministerial Meeting at the Ministry of National Defence

The State Secretary for Defence Policy and Planning, Mircea Duša, coordinated the meeting of the Inter-ministerial Committee for the implementation of the Agreement between the United States of America and Romania regarding the activities of United States forces located on the territory of Romania, that took place at the defence ministry location, on Wednesday, June 28.

The event was attended by state secretaries from different ministries and experts from the public institutions involved in the implementation of the Access Agreement. They discussed mainly the common bilateral and multinational training exercises scheduled to take place this year by Romanian and American troops in Romania.

They focused on Saber Guardian 17 (SG 17), that will start next month and will be conducted in Romania. About 25,000 service members from 22 allied and partner nations with over 2,000 vehicles and military systems will take part in multinational exercise Saber Guardian 2017 (SG17), that will involve the cooperation of the Ministry of National Defence, the Ministry of Regional Development, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Public Administration and European Funds, the Ministry of Transportation, county councils and mayor’s offices in the areas that will host supporting events of SG 17.

The officials present at the defence ministry today agreed on the steps to be made in the next period of time so that the scheduled activities would take place in compliance with the provisions deriving from the Access Agreement.

The meeting of the committee was followed by the meeting of the inter-ministerial commission for the relations with foreign armed forces. Among the topics discussed was the implementation of the Additional Agreement to the Paris Protocol, that sets the juridical framework and facilitates the activity of the Allied Commands in Romania.

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