PM Mihai Tudose announced that a major contract with an American company in the weapons industry would be signed on Tuesday.
“Tomorrow, we’ll sign an important contract with an America company, which will produce weapons in Romania, in partnership with a Romanian firm. It is a long-term commitment regarding Romania’s presence in NATO and its action as a stability pillar and an acknowledged strategic partner in this part of Europe, on the eastern flank and in the Western Balkans,” PM Tudose stated after meeting NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at Vila Lac 1 in Bucharest.
The head of the Romanian executive thanked Stoltenberg for the support granted to Romania, including through the presence of so many Romanians in the NATO’s leadership structures.
At the same time, Tudose pointed out that the fact Bucharest is hosting the annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly represents a statement by the Alliance on what Romania means to NATO.
“We have had a very good discussion regarding the presence of Romania in the NATO bodies, regarding the presence of Romania in theatres of war, the development of Romanian capabilities in the defence industry, cooperation between Romania and NATO on multiple levels, including Romania’s role in ensuring unity and security in Europe with support from and under the umbrella of NATO,” said Tudose.
The meeting of the two officials was followed by a working lunch offered by Tudose in honour of Stoltenberg.