Prime Minister Ciuca meets with the French Minister for the Armed Forces to discuss the deployment of the RAFALE aircraft squadron

Prime Minister Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca met Thursday at the Victoria Palace with the Minister of the Armed Forces of France, Sébastien Lecornu, a context in which the senior French official underlined the continuation of air defense missions in Romania with RAFALE fighter planes, in the execution of air policing missions.

According to a government statement, the concrete elements of the Romanian-French strategic partnership were discussed, which has experienced a rapid deepening in recent months, after France assumed the status of framework nation for the battlegroup in Romania, as well as in the context of the deterrence and defense elements of NATO’s agenda, according to the strategic concept adopted in Madrid this summer, which emphasizes the security needs of the Black Sea.

The Romanian Prime Minister thanked the French side for the quick and timely decision to move military capabilities to our country, consisting of troops and combat equipment, including armored infantry, tanks and the MAMBA anti-aircraft system .

The quoted source clarifies that developments and the situation in the region were presented in detail during the dialogue, in the context of Russian aggression in Ukraine.

At the same time, the consequences on military, energy and food security were analyzed, which generated instability in the states of the region, first of all in the Republic of Moldova.

“The two officials expressed their concern over the social and political unrest managed by the pro-European government in Chisinau and expressed their support for the Republic of Moldova,” the press release read.