Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the NATO-EU Resilience, Military Capability Enhancement and Cooperation for the Development of Black Sea Security

As prepared for delivery November 14, 2023 Palace of National Military Circle Bucharest, Romania Defense Minister Tilvar, Your Excellencies Distinguished guests, Good morning. Thank you to Minister Tilvar for this invitation, and congratulations on the 164th anniversary of the Romanian Defense Staff.   It is a pleasure and an honor to join you here today to ... Read More»

U.S. and Romania Initiate a Five-Year Effort to Build Capacity for Crisis Management and NATO Collective Defense

October 12, 2023 The Institute for Security Governance, in cooperation with U.S. European Command and Government of Romania, conducted a Workshop in Bucharest, September 25-29, 2023 to launch a bilateral security cooperation effort. This event brought together 140 participants from dozens of national ministries and institutions in Romania to focus on the development and implementation ... Read More»

Readout of President Biden’s Call with Transatlantic Leaders

President Joseph R. Biden spoke today with Transatlantic leaders about the likelihood of further Russian aggression against Ukraine. Together they expressed deep concern over Russia’s continued build-up of forces, reiterated their strong support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and discussed the importance of further economic assistance to Ukraine. They pledged to continue pursuing diplomacy ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: Posture Updates in Support of Allies in Europe

As part of our commitment to upholding the principles of the rules-based international order and to the security of our NATO Allies, the United States maintains significant combat-capable forces in Europe. These forward-deployed forces help to deter aggression and if deterrence fails, stand shoulder to shoulder with our Allies to maintain security and stability in ... Read More»

NATO 70th Anniversary

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the most successful alliance in history. Over the past 70 years, NATO has helped to create the most secure, stable, and prosperous period in its members’ history. From deterring the Soviet Union during the Cold War to countering the hybrid threats that confront us today, NATO Allies stand ... Read More»

The ”Fighting Eagles” Deepen U.S.-Romanian Security Cooperation with Troops, Heavy Equipment and Joint Training

The Embassy of the United States of America welcomes the arrival of the ”Fighting Eagles,” 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment (1/8) to Romania‎. The 1/8’s 500 Soldiers bring M1 Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, and Paladins (155 mm self-propelled artillery) and will be stationed at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Constanta County. This is part of ... Read More»

Over 2,800 troops from ten countries trained together during Saber Guardian Exercise

Ambassador Hans Klemm participated Thursday, August 4, in the Saber Guardian 16 exercise DV Day in Cincu, Braşov, Romania. Saber Guardian 16 took place between July 27 and August 7 and involved more than 2,800 troops from five NATO countries (Bulgaria, Canada, Poland, Romania and the USA) and five Partnership for Peace states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, ... Read More»

“NATO in the 21st Century”. Remarks by Ambassador Klemm at the University of Bucharest

Good afternoon everyone. Rector Dumitru, Mr. President Constantinescu, Minister Curaj, colleagues from the diplomatic corps, ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, Thank you for giving me the opportunity this afternoon to speak about a very important topic, as was introduced by the rector: the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the 21st Century. As you mentioned Mr. ... Read More»

NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg at the Aegis Ashore Operationalisation Ceremony

– As prepared.  Check against delivery – Deveselu, Romania Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for that welcome. Today represents an important moment for NATO and for transatlantic security. This ceremony means that the United States’ AEGIS Ashore system here at Deveselu is certified for operations. This represents a significant increase in the capability to defend ... Read More»

U.S. Amiral Mark Ferguson at the Inauguration of the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Facility at Deveselu

– As prepared.  Check against delivery – Deveselu, Romania President of Romanian Senate Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu,Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Valeriu Zgonea, Prime Minister Ciolos, Secretary General Stoltenberg, Ambassador Klemm, Deputy Secretary of Defense Work, Minister of Foreign Affairs Comanescu, Minister of National Defense Motoc, General Ciuca, distinguished visitors and guests; Good Morning and on ... Read More»

Press briefing with Ambassador Lute, Assistant Secretary Frank Rose and Romanian State Secretary For Strategic Affairs Daniel Ionită

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Ambassador to NATO Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Romanian State Secretary Daniel Ionită Strategic Affairs Bucharest, Romania Moderator:  We have a very prestigious panel.  I would like to begin with our host, Romanian State Secretary for Strategic Affairs, Daniel Ionită.  You’ll find his bio in your ... Read More»

Telephonic Briefing with Deputy Secretary Blinken

Antony J. Blinken U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Telephonic Press Briefing Hosted by the Brussels Media Hub Moderator:  Thanks so much, and greetings everybody from the U.S. Department of State.  I would like to welcome all of you dialing in from across Europe today, and thank you for joining us in this call. We are ... Read More»

European Reassurance Initiative and Other U.S. Efforts in Support of NATO Allies and Partners

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release Since early March, the United States has taken action, both bilaterally and through NATO, to reassure allies of our solemn commitment to their security and territorial integrity as members of the NATO Alliance.  A persistent U.S. air, land, and sea presence in the region, ... Read More»
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