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Expansion of missions of Romanian Army forces in Qatar approved by Parliament


 The plenary sitting of the Parliament on Monday approved, after the presentation of a letter of President Klaus Iohannis, with the Romanian Army forces' participation in missions and operations outside Romania in 2019.

The draft law of Parliament received 230 votes "in favour" and two abstentions.

According to the letter of President Iohannis, "continuing the participation of the Romanian Army forces in missions and operations outside the Romanian state territory represents an important aspect in strengthening the strategic profile of Romania within the international community."

"Considering that the Romanian Army's package of forces that can be made available to participate in missions and operations outside the Romanian state territory in the year 2019 are included and force that participate within the International ani-ISIS/Daesh International Coalition, led by the USA, and following the expansion of the supervision missions and on the territory of the Qatar state and in the context of article 7 paragraph 2 of the Law no. 121/2011, request the Romanian Parliament to approve the expansion of the area of dislocation of these force through the inclusion of the Qatar state territory," reads the letter addressed by Iohannis to the Legislative.

"The Ministry of National Defence will conclude memorandums of understanding with the American partner and other member states of the anti-ISIS/Daesh International Coalition, which voice their desire to support the Romanian forces in the theatres of operations. The personnel participating in operations outside the national territory in 2019 will have the technical endowment and weaponry to accomplish the missions specific to each theatre of operations, and the financial funds are ensures from the budgets allocated to the Ministry of National Defence and the Ministry of Internal Affairs for 2019," mentions the release.