US-Romanian air bases in Mihail Kogalniceanu, Campia Turzii seek expansion

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Romanian and US defence specialists discussed plans to expand the air bases at Mihail Kogalniceanu and Campia Turzii.

The talks were part of a meeting of the Romanian-American executive committee in charge with implementing the Agreement Regarding the Activities of United States Forces Located on the Territory of Romania, signed in Bucharest on December 6, 2005, and the Agreement Between the United States of America and Romania on the Deployment of the United States Ballistic Missile Defense System in Romania, signed in Washington on September 13, 2011, the Romanian Ministry of Defence informed in a press release.

The Romanian officials informed the American counterparts about the decisions taken by the Romanian government to OK financial funds for the expansion and modernisation of the two air bases at Mihail Kogalniceanu and Campia Turzii,” the release reads.

The Romanian officials assured their U.S. counterparts that Romania firmly supports further US military presence on its territory.

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