Ukrainian, Romanian defense ministers discuss security in Black and Azov Seas region

Ukrainian, Romanian defense ministers discuss security in Black and Azov Seas region

Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran and Romanian Minister of National Defense Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca have discussed aspects of regional security, in particular the situation in the region of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

The ministers of the two countries discussed these issues in a phone call today, the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reports.

During the phone conversation, the parties discussed important aspects of regional security and bilateral defense cooperation.

Particular attention was paid to improving the security situation in the Black and Azov Seas region, adjusting key events of defense cooperation at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, and determining priorities for bilateral cooperation.

The Romanian minister expressed his sincerest gratitude to his Ukrainian counterpart for assistance in providing a military transport aircraft of the Ukrainian Armed Forces for transporting medical equipment to Romania from the People’s Republic of China.

The parties also demonstrated a mutual willingness to continue active bilateral dialogue. In particular, the ministers confirmed intention to exchange visits in 2020, during which decisions should be taken and new regulatory documents aimed at strengthening the defense capability of both countries should be adopted.


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