Under Secretary of State: US want Deveselu base operational on time

Under Secretary of State: US want Deveselu base operational on time

 

By Andreea Marinas

Rose Gottemoeller, US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, present yesterday in Bucharest, explained that the funds for the Deveselu base are already included in the US budget.

The United States is fully committed to complete the Deveselu base project on time, US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller stated yesterday.“We appreciate the fact that Romania agreed to host phase two (of the European Phased Adaptive Approach – EPAA, editor’s note) at the Deveselu base and we want to collaborate closely in order to finish the construction on time,” Gottemoeller stated. The Under Secretary of State also met President Basescu yesterday. The interceptor missiles located at the Deveselu base as part of Phase II of the US missile shield in Europe should become operational in 2015.