Romania, U.S. to Soon Start Negotiations on Missile Defense

BUCHAREST — A round of Romanian-U.S. technical talks has taken place in Bucharest on Romania’s inclusion in the U.S. missile defense system in Europe, the Romanian Foreign Ministry said in a press release Wednesday.

The agenda of the talks on Tuesday included an exchange of views on technical and judicial aspects of the missile defense sector, the release said.

According to the ministry, the two sides will start soon the official negotiations on the issue.

Romania’s Supreme Defence Council, the country’s top decision-making body on security and defense issues, decided on Feb. 4 to participate in the development of the U.S. missile defense system in Europe and host components on its territory.

NATO chief Andres Fogh Rasmussen said last week in Bucharest that the missile defense system will be a priority at the Lisbon summit in November, while Romanian high officials stressed to him that hosting of some elements of the missile defense system by Romania will bring an added security not only to the national territory, but to all the Southeastern European states.

Editor: Fang Yang

Articles by: Global Research

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are of sole responsibility of the author(s). The Centre for Research on Globalization will not be responsible for any inaccurate or incorrect statement in this article. The Centre of Research on Globalization grants permission to cross-post Global Research articles on community internet sites as long the source and copyright are acknowledged together with a hyperlink to the original Global Research article. For publication of Global Research articles in print or other forms including commercial internet sites, contact: [email protected] contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to our readers under the provisions of "fair use" in an effort to advance a better understanding of political, economic and social issues. The material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving it for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material for purposes other than "fair use" you must request permission from the copyright owner.

For media inquiries: [email protected]