NATO multinational brigade to operate in Craiova, CSAT decides

President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday has announced at the end of the Supreme Defence Council (CSAT) meeting on Tuesday that the NATO multinational brigade agreed at the summit in Warsaw would operate in Craiova, with the Rovine Infantry II Brigade taking over this mission.

The President informed that the decision has been taken upon the proposal of the Defence Ministry, as distinct part of the action plan on enforcing the decisions agreed within the NATO summit in Warsaw.

“Very important steps have been done to enforce this decision,” Klaus Iohannis said.

He also added that the entire action plan is not ‘communicable’.

ROMARM needs restructuring

After the CSAT meeting, the Romanian president also pointed out that the ROMARM National Company needs restructuring.

“ROMARM needs restructuring to be more performing, more credible and large enough to become a serious partner for a special investor from abroad. The need of the Romanian army endowment must be correlated with the ROMARM offer,” President Iohannis told a press conference at Cotroceni Palace. The President added that the Economy and the Defence ministries will team up to find these correlations.

Notable progress in the healthcare

At the same, Iohannis has informed that the Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu presented a note on the public healthcare system and on the citizens’ health condition, stressing that “notable progress” has been made in this field.

Strategy to improve relationship with R. of Moldova

The Supreme Defence Council (CSAT) has decided on Tuesday to draw up a strategy on medium and long-term to improve the relationship with the Republic of Moldova.

“Our relationship should improve, should get more efficient, more pragmatic and more predictable. In order to improve the approach of the relationship between Romania and Republic of Moldova we have decided to work on a strategy on medium and long term that will determine how we position in this relationship. The political evolution in Moldova has shown that pro-European parties have difficulties that have been seen well after the elections of 2014,” said President Klaus Iohannis.

He underscored the need for an improved relationship, adding that Romania’s support for Moldova with significant funding is just a start, but this requires a much deeper involvement.


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