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Bucharest, Oct 7 /Agerpres/ - Romanian National Defence Minister Mihai Fifor on Saturday said that in the Government there have been discussions on a so-called military Schengen.
"You have also spoken of bureaucracy. We are very aware of the bureaucratic procedures at Romanias borders, that is why we insisted and we also discussed in our Government, we discussed about a so-called military Schengen, not to mention Schengen itself. Of course, the military convoys stay in line at the border, because these are the rules. We are somehow trying to create new rules, but all are part of the general policy referring to Schengen. I underscore this once more. If we must discuss a military Schengen, lets go back to the agenda of Schengen itself and discuss it once more. I believe Romania deserves to be part of the Schengen area. This is an important aspect to us in our efforts to prove that we are a trustworthy partner for the Alliance, as well as for the US," Fifor said in the committee on defence and security within the 63rd annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, which is taking place at the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest.
Further on, the Defence Minister also spoke of Romanias naval endowment.
"We are also planning on renewing the maritime capacities, our endowment programme, one of the 8 programmes approved, refers to four corvettes that will be made here in Romania, at least we want to make them in Romania, under an industrial cooperation programme. Were still looking for partners to be able to initiate these works and we hope to begin in 2018 to be able to see this programme through. No one can speak of confronting with them the capacities of the Russian fleet which is quite present in the Black Sea regions, but we believe we have a deterrence role, here in the Black Sea regions, that is why we also want to consolidate the naval forces. These four corvettes are but a part of our endowment programme," Fifor mentioned.
The Defence Minister drew the attention on the terrorism issue, as well.
"We werent saying that terrorism in the Balkan states increased as numbers, but it is among the main threats, same as migrants, same as Russia, they all must be had in view. There are challenges and threats and we must be prepared for them. Romania has recently become a door for migrants on the Black Sea coast and we are confronted with these problems and we believe this is a new issue for Romania and we are granting it an enhanced attention," he showed. AGERPRES (RO - author: Dana Piciu, editor: Mihai Simionescu; EN - editor: Adina Panaitescu)