Romania, a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), has been a steadfast ally to the United States. It sets an example in defending NATO allies from short- and medium-range ballistic missile threats as the first Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense site in Europe became operational on May 12, 2016. In addition to being a leader in the initiative of European missile defense, Romania has made remarkable contributions to the NATO alliance, including supporting NATO-led combat missions in Afghanistan. Romania has answered President Trump’s calls for burden sharing and staying committed to the NATO target of spending 2% of its GDP on defense. The country has been instrumental in maintaining security and stability in the Black Sea as a gatekeeper to the European continent.
Please join H.E. George Cristian Maior, Ambassador of Romania to the United States, for a conversation on the status of U.S. missile defense efforts in Romania and the future of missile defense cooperation between the two countries in the framework of the robust Strategic Partnership they share.