Romania's top defense council OKs U.S. aircraft to refuel in territory

17:03, March 29, 2011      

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Romania's Supreme Council for National Defense (CSAT) Monday decided to allow the refueling on its aerodromes of the U.S. military aircraft used in Libya mission.

According to a press release of Romania's Presidential Administration, the CSAT has favorably replied to Washinton's request on the basis of the Strategic Partnership between the two countries.

In accordance with the judicial procedures, President Traian Basescu will later on inform the parliament, said the release.

Currently, there are four U.S. military bases in southeastern Romania, including the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base, which has been heavily used by the United States to transport troops and equipment for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

A week ago, the same council decided to send a frigate carrying 207 Navy soldiers and officers to help enforce the embargo against Libya in the Mediterranean Sea.

Source: Xinhua

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