DefMin Les invited Croatia to intensify its presence in bilateral and even NATO defence exercises conducted in Romania
Romania's Defence Minister Gabriel Les on Wednesday welcomed Croatia's ambassador in Bucharest Davor Vidis to invite Croatia to intensify its presence in bilateral and even NATO defence exercises conducted in Romania.
The Defence Ministry (MApN) says in a press statement released on Wednesday that Les underscored the need for the two NATO and EU member states to resume their high-level political and military dialogue, as well as the importance for practical military cooperation at the level of the armed forces.
"Minister Les underscored the bilateral cooperation ties at political and military levels inside regional organisations, as well as between the Romanian and Croatian armed forces in Balkan theatres of war and multinational exercises conducted under NATO aegis. He also invited Croatia to intensify its participation in bilateral exercises and NATO exercises conducted in Romania," the statement reads.
Vidis is quoted as voicing himself in favour of cooperation being developed among the armed forces of the two countries, as well as voicing Croatia's interest in Romania's experience with unfolding a purchase agreement for F-16 multirole aircraft.
He also spoke up in favour of mutual support regionally and internationally starting from the two countries' joint strategic objectives to increase security and stability in immediate vicinity.