Romania: Supreme Council of National Defense called into session

Romania: Supreme Council of National Defense called into session

The Supreme Council of National Defense (CSAT) met on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.

Wrapping up the meeting, the Romanian President stated that the main item on the agenda of the CSAT meeting was the analysis of the new National Defense Strategy for the 2020-2024 period.

“The strategy was developed in the context of a pandemic that affected all countries across the globe and caused a deep economic crisis. Under these special conditions, the power relations between the global actors are disrupted, which increases the already heightened instability and the unpredictable state of global security. Romania had to deal with this pandemic in the short term, and the prospect of a circular virus development forces the Romanian state to continue measures to increase its ability to manage such a crisis at multiple levels: medical, public peace, and education system, the provision of public services and, in particular, in terms of growing economic resilience”, Iohannis told the media at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.

According to the President, the new strategy provides answers to “key” questions about the national priority goals for ensuring the security of the country and its citizens and shows what needs to be done to achieve them.

“Public safety policies will be designed and implemented with the citizen as the ultimate beneficiary, because all Romanians must feel that they live in a safe environment and trust that their public institutions protect them”, Iohannis said. /ibna