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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romanian troops to help evacuate Afghan citizens who worked for NATO missions

According to a decision of the Supreme Council of National Defense (CSAT), Romania will participate with 200 troops in the military operation to evacuate and relocate Afghan citizens who worked for NATO missions in Afghanistan and their family members. The Romanian forces will participate in the operation starting with August, for a maximum of 6 months, local Agerpres reported.

“The NATO operation will mainly consist in taking Afghan citizens from temporary bases in Kuwait and Qatar and relocating them to temporary bases on the territory of allied states,” the Romanian Presidency said in a press release.

“CSAT members concluded that managing the consequences of the situation in Afghanistan in the short, medium and long term, including in terms of lessons learned, will be one of the important aspects of improved practical cooperation in complementarity between NATO and the EU, and Romania will participate in this effort,” the same statement reads.

The CSAT met on Wednesday, August 25, to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and its implications for Romania.

“For Romania, the regime change in Afghanistan may have security consequences due to the dangers posed by extremism, terrorism, the export of instability in the region, drug and arms trafficking, illegal migration, which must be countered. In this context, Romania will take the necessary measures and remain committed to defending the national interests and our citizens and, in equal measure, will participate, in solidarity, together with our partners and allies, in the international effort to overcome this crisis,” the Romanian Presidency also said after the CSAT meeting.

CSAT members also decided that the country would continue the efforts to safely bring to Romania Afghan citizens who worked with the Romanian authorities and international organizations, students with scholarships in Romania, journalists, human rights activists, or magistrates.

CSAT members also decided to activate the National Coalition for Refugee Integration interministerial committee. “The Ministry of Internal Affairs will urgently assess the capacity to take in refugees/asylum seekers and the possibility of expanding this capacity,” the Presidency said.

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(Photo source: Presidency.ro)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romanian troops to help evacuate Afghan citizens who worked for NATO missions

According to a decision of the Supreme Council of National Defense (CSAT), Romania will participate with 200 troops in the military operation to evacuate and relocate Afghan citizens who worked for NATO missions in Afghanistan and their family members. The Romanian forces will participate in the operation starting with August, for a maximum of 6 months, local Agerpres reported.

“The NATO operation will mainly consist in taking Afghan citizens from temporary bases in Kuwait and Qatar and relocating them to temporary bases on the territory of allied states,” the Romanian Presidency said in a press release.

“CSAT members concluded that managing the consequences of the situation in Afghanistan in the short, medium and long term, including in terms of lessons learned, will be one of the important aspects of improved practical cooperation in complementarity between NATO and the EU, and Romania will participate in this effort,” the same statement reads.

The CSAT met on Wednesday, August 25, to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and its implications for Romania.

“For Romania, the regime change in Afghanistan may have security consequences due to the dangers posed by extremism, terrorism, the export of instability in the region, drug and arms trafficking, illegal migration, which must be countered. In this context, Romania will take the necessary measures and remain committed to defending the national interests and our citizens and, in equal measure, will participate, in solidarity, together with our partners and allies, in the international effort to overcome this crisis,” the Romanian Presidency also said after the CSAT meeting.

CSAT members also decided that the country would continue the efforts to safely bring to Romania Afghan citizens who worked with the Romanian authorities and international organizations, students with scholarships in Romania, journalists, human rights activists, or magistrates.

CSAT members also decided to activate the National Coalition for Refugee Integration interministerial committee. “The Ministry of Internal Affairs will urgently assess the capacity to take in refugees/asylum seekers and the possibility of expanding this capacity,” the Presidency said.

newsroom@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Presidency.ro)

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