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Romanian defence minister: Deveselu facility becomes operational to be transferred to NATO in time


Mihnea Motoc, the Romanian defence minister, said at a meeting with his Polish counterpart, Antoni Macierewicz, that Deveselu facility would become operational to be transferred to NATO in due time. His interlocutors reiterated the need of concrete measures tp consolidate and adapt the Alliance to the new security context.

They expressed the joint interest to strengthen NATO’s position of discouraging and defence, the Eastern flank included. They pointed out the importance of declaring in Warsaw, the initial operational capacity of the NATO anti-missile defence system.

The Romanian minister confirmed the fact that the Deveselu facility will become operational to be transferred to NATO in time, the Defence Ministry showed in a press release which shows that special attention was paid to preparation for the successful organization of the reunion of NATO heads of state and government in Warsaw, this summer.

According to the source, the meeting took place in the vicinity of the reunion of defence ministers from NATO member states and talks focused on the bilateral cooperation between Romania and Poland, in the context of the strategic partnership between the two countries in the defence field, of preparing the NATO summit from Warsaw and of regional security.

The press release added that the two ministers decided to intensify dialogue and bilateral cooperation in the fields of instruction, exercises and air police missions.

“In context, the Romanian minister thanked the Polish party for the future contribution to NATO air police missions in the southern area of the eastern flank, announced during the meeting,” the Defence Ministry shows.

The press release also notes that the Romanian minister accepted the invitation of his Polish counterpart to make a work visit to Poland and, in his turn, invited the him to visit Romania.