June 13th, 2016

Romanian-American naval exercises in the Black Sea

Starting today for five days Romanian Navy and the US Navy will conduct a series of exercises in the Black Sea. Romanian Navy participates with Queen Mary frigate, a corvette, two marine dredgers, two missile carriers, a Puma naval helicopter and a team of military divers from the Special Operations Section together with the American strategic partner at a large number of sea exercises to practice standard procedures in order to develop the interoperability between Romanian and American naval forces. At the battle sequences against aerial threats will participate three MiG-21 Lancer from the Romanian Air Force. USS Porter destroyer from US Navy, which docked in Constanta Port last week, participates at the exercises in the Black Sea. USS Porter docked for the first time in Constanta Port in 2006 and this is its third stopover in Romania. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Italian president Sergio Mattarella starts an official visit to Romania

Bilateral relations between Romania and Italy and the common problems facing the two countries on border checks, from their position as border states of the European Union, are topics on the agenda of the discussions between the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, scheduled for today and tomorrow. Italy is one of the EU countries which fully supports Romania in its efforts to enter the Schengen Area – it is the message with which President Mattarella comes to Bucharest.
Italian companies entered Romania to invest in medium and long term but the fact that our country is not part of the Schengen area complicates things for businessmen, explained last week the Italian Ambassador Diego Brasioli. Romania is the second economic partner of Italy, with trade worth 13 billion euros. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Ministerial meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

A ministerial meeting begins in Vienna today to mark the 20th anniversary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Romanian Foreign Minister Lazar Comanescu will preside over the opening of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and will deliver a speech on global efforts taken for coming into force of the document – essential element in the international security architecture. Also today, Romanian chief diplomat will meet in Vienna with his Austrian counterpart, Sebastian Kurz. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Adrian Strugariu