|Last updated: 01-Apr-2004 12:37||7 Invitees - Romania|
Focus series on the 7 countries invited to join NATO:
Romania in NATO
Official contacts began in July 1990, when the Prime Minister of Romania, Mr. Petre Roman wrote a letter to the then NATO Secretary General, Manfred Worner, inviting him to visit Romania. The letter also suggested the accreditation of a Romanian Ambassador to NATO.
Romania's contribution to NATO
A selection of photo's highlighting Romania's contribution to NATO's operations and international military missions, such as in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Looking to NATO membership
"Membership in NATO will be for Romania the same solid guarantee for defense and security enjoyed by all members of the Alliance in the past 55 years. This guarantee is very important for the development of a stable, democratic and prosperous Romania," said Ambassador Bogdan Mazuru in a special interview for the NATO Web site.
Romania at a glance
Romania's location sits astride one of the most strategically important areas of the world. Located in the Southeastern Region of Central Europe, Romania is nearly at the exact north-south/east-west geographic center between Europe and Asia.