Minister of National Defense Vasile Dincu told private television broadcaster Antena3 that the topics to be discussed on Thursday with his French counterpart, Florence Parly, are related to military and geostrategic planning, but also on the endowment of the armed forces.
Florence Parly is conducting a visit to Bucharest on Wednesday and Thursday, as France has also announced that it will contribute troops to the strengthening of the eastern flank.
"I am glad that very soon after my meeting in Paris, Madame Minister Florence Parly has taken action to come to Romania and discuss a more complex topic than the possible presence of troops, which was announced at the same time by President Biden, and also by President Macron. Thus, we will also discuss concrete elements related to France's participation, but on the other hand France assumes and is willing to assume far stronger partnerships with Romania, so as to have a more active presence in this region of the Black Sea. France wishes to become an important partner both for NATO and us, NATO member country, but At the same time, we will discuss concrete elements related to France's participation, but you know that there are also discussions about the Strategic Compass and our vision is that the European strategy document should be complementary or in any case, it should be included under NATO's, that strategic concept that we will establish in June, in Madrid," said Dincu.
"We will also discuss issues related to military planning, geostrategic planning, we will discuss with Ms Parly, who is an active element, given France's current position at the helm of the European Union, we will also discuss other things, in relation to endowment, to our complex relations with France. I am sure that a visit on such a short notice and in this situation will bring us good news from the French state and from my French counterpart, Mrs. Parly," said Vasile Dincu.