190201 2/3/2009 15:30 09BUCHAREST64 Embassy Bucharest UNCLASSIFIED 08STATE106321|09STATE7128 VZCZCXRO1866 OO RUEHSR DE RUEHBM #0064 0341530 ZNR UUUUU ZZH O 031530Z FEB 09 FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9163 INFO RUEHXP/ALL NATO POST COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW IMMEDIATE 0914 RUEHTI/AMEMBASSY TIRANA IMMEDIATE 0887 RUEHVB/AMEMBASSY ZAGREB IMMEDIATE RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC IMMEDIATE RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE UNCLAS BUCHAREST 000064
FOR EUR/RPM DMITRY VOVCHUK, EUR/RPM KRISTIN CALSON, AND L/T FRANK HOLLERAN.
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: MARR, NATO, PARM, PREL, KTIA, RO SUBJECT: ROMANIA WILL FINISH ITS PROCEDURES BEFORE THE APRIL NATO SUMMIT
REF: A. STATE 07128 B. 2008 STATE 106321
(U) Romania's Embassy in Washington notified L/T by Note Verbale on November 14, 2008, that the Romanian Parliament ratified the Accession Protocols on 31 October (Laws Nr.255 and Nr.256). As a result of misinterpretations of the deposit requirements, procedural disruptions due to National Elections that were held on 30 November, and the formation of the new government on 22 December, an official notification from a competent authority has not yet been delivered to the U.S. as Depository Nation. MFA Director General for Legal Affairs Cosmin Dinescu is aware of the final step required for completing the notification, and though the MFA does not have a precise date, it expects this step to be accomplished within the month. GUTHRIE-CORN