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16 Feb. 2019 / 18:56

Presidency of the Council of the EU supports of increasing NATO presence in the Black Sea

The Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union advocates an increase in NATO’s presence in the Black Sea, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said on Saturday, Mesager reports.

“Romania supported enhanced cohesion on the eastern flank between its northern and southern parts. The Black Sea region, where the security environment is increasingly challenged, as we have recently seen, needs more NATO presence”, Iohannis said at the Munich Security Conference.

He also stressed that the European Union cannot ignore “challenges on the eastern flank”, News Front reports.

The announcement of the Romanian President addressed a recent statement of the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who said that the alliance was considering the possibility of expanding its presence in the Black Sea in order to provide additional support to Ukraine in the region.


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