28270 3/7/2005 15:52 05BUCHAREST566 Embassy Bucharest CONFIDENTIAL 05STATE32708 This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available. C O N F I D E N T I A L BUCHAREST 000566
STATE DEPT FOR EUR/NCE - WILLIAM SILKWORTH STATE ALSO FOR EUR/PRA, PR/WRA AND EUR/RPM
E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/07/2015 TAGS: ETTC, MARR, MOPS, PREL, UP, MD, RO, NATO SUBJECT: ROMANIAN REACTION TO NATO TRUST FUND TO DESTROY UKRAINIAN WEAPONRY; POSSIBLE PFP TRUST FUND FOR MOLDOVA
REF: STATE 32708
Classified By: POLITICAL SECTION CHIEF ROBERT GILCHRIST FOR REASONS 1.4 A, B AND D
1. (C) PolMilOff discussed possible Romanian support for a U.S.-led NATO/Partnership for Peace (PfP) Trust Fund to destroy Ukrainian munitions, SA/LW and MANPADS with MFA NATO Division Director Mirela Maghiar March 2. (Reftel) Maghiar stated that the GOR would "seriously consider" supporting the trust fund. She observed that the launch of the trust fund sends a "good message" to Ukraine in the wake of recent democratic developments there and is an important step toward developing the NATO-Ukraine partnership.
2. (C) Turning to Moldova, Maghiar noted that the GOR is "very preoccupied" with the development of the PfP trust fund for Moldova, which needs funding and which seems to evince "little interest" from NATO allies. Maghiar did not link possible Romanian support for the Ukraine Trust Fund with greater support for PFP in Moldova, but stressed that the GOR strongly supports multilateral efforts to strengthen democracy in Moldova.
3. (U) Amembassy Bucharest's reporting telegrams are available on the Bucharest SIPRNet website: www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/bucharest DELARE