Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis' Meeting with Romanian Defense Minister Mihai Fifor
Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:
Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Romanian Defense Minister Mihai Fifor today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Romania.
The secretary thanked Minister Fifor for his country's continued leadership in NATO and its contributions to the Resolute Support Mission. They agreed to continue defense cooperation and to promote security in the Black Sea region.
Secretary Mattis praised Minister Fifor on Romania's military modernization efforts and their defense spending commitments to NATO. He noted that both of these efforts make Romania a model ally.