Photo source: Facebook Nicu Popescu
Nicu Popescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, goes to NATO, where he will meet with Mircea Geoana.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, Nicu Popescu, will pay a visit to Brussels, to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
According to the NATO press service, the visit will take place on Monday, January 24, 2022. During the visit, Popescu will have a meeting with the Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Mircea Geoana, at the headquarters of the Organization.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (MFAEI) in Chisinau has not yet provided details about the minister’s visit, writes Open.
Mircea Geoana excludes any negotiation of NATO’s military presence on the territory of member countries
NATO Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Geoana ruled out any possibility of negotiating NATO’s military presence in member states on Friday, after Russia demanded that all foreign troops, weapons and other heavy military equipment be withdrawn from the acceding countries. . to this alliance after 1997, explicitly mentioning Romania and Bulgaria.
Our answer has been and remains just as clear and transparent: there is no way to negotiate, to compromise NATO’s military position on NATO territory. It is NATO’s job where and in what configuration, depending on security needs, we place our military presence in NATO countries, he officially wrote on his Facebook page.
The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Friday that the security guarantees that Russia seeks to obtain from the West include the cessation of the expansion of the military bloc and its return to its borders in 1997, as well as the departure of NATO forces from the acceding countries. including Romania and Bulgaria.
This is not the problem of the Russian Federation
It is not the problem of the Russian Federation, as we do not tell the Russian Federation, where to put its own forces on its territory. What we say to the Russian Federation is that it is totally anachronistic and is a return in historical time to complicated areas of European history, the idea that you can threaten with military incursion a neighboring state, sovereign, independent and democratic in Europe, added Mircea Geoana.
This is the really red line
This is the real red line, not the one the head of diplomacy in Moscow says, NATO has officially insisted. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Secretary of State Sergei Lavrov met for an hour and a half on Friday in Geneva, at the end of which they both said in separate press conferences that the United States had promised. a written answer next week on Moscow’s demands on the European security architecture, after which a new meeting will take place at the same level, writes Agerpres.
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