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Defence Minister-French Ambassador talks

Defence Minister Mihai Fifor met French Ambassador in Bucharest Michele Ramis on Monday to discuss bilateral relations in the military area, with focus on cooperation inside the European Union and NATO.

According to a National Defence Ministry (MoD) release, the two officials stressed the importance of strengthening collaboration among European states in the line of defence, including from the perspective of the permanent structured cooperation (PESCO).

“On this occasion, Minister Mihai Fifor underscored the opportunity provided by this initiative for consolidating cooperation in terms of security and defence, a priority topic on the European agenda,” the release reads.

At the same time, in a NATO context, the National Defence Minister pointed out the need to continue the steps aimed at ensuring stability in the Black Sea region, stressing the importance of the French military presence in the allied exercises carried out on the national territory, for securing the interoperability between the two states’ armed forces.

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