70510 7/6/2006 16:11 06BUCHAREST1088 Embassy Bucharest UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY VZCZCXRO0816 PP RUEHAST DE RUEHBM #1088 1871611 ZNR UUUUU ZZH P 061611Z JUL 06 FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4765 INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC RUEKJCS/JCS WASHDC RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC UNCLAS BUCHAREST 001088
DEPT FOR EUR/NCE - WILLIAM SILKWORTH
E.O. 12958, AS AMENDED: N/A
TAGS: MOPS, MARR, MCAP, PREL, PGOV, PTER, RO
SUBJECT: DEFENSE COOPERATION AGREEMENT SIGNED BY PRESIDENT, PUBLISHED IN "OFFICIAL MONITOR"
Ref: Bucharest 1015 (and previous)
(SBU) President Traian Basescu promulgated by Presidential Decree 890 on June 28 the U.S.-Romanian Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA), following its ratification June 20 by the Romanian Senate. (Ref) Although the DCA became "law of the land" in Romania upon its July 6 publication in the "Official Monitor," Article XVI of the DCA provides that the agreement "shall enter into force upon the date of the receipt by the United States of written notification through diplomatic channels from Romania indicating that its internal legal requirements necessary to bring the Agreement into force have been fulfilled...". Post will advise SEPTEL when it receives this notification.