193082 2/20/2009 14:59 09BUCHAREST112 Embassy Bucharest UNCLASSIFIED 08STATE106321|09BUCHAREST64|09STATE7128 VZCZCXRO8113 OO RUEHSR DE RUEHBM #0112 0511459 ZNR UUUUU ZZH O 201459Z FEB 09 FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9243 INFO RUEHXP/ALL NATO POST COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC IMMEDIATE RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE UNCLAS BUCHAREST 000112
STATE FOR EUR/CE A.SCHEIBE, EUR/RPM DMITRY VOVCHUK, EUR/RPM KRISTIN CALSON,AND L/T FRANK HOLLERAN
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: KTIA, MARR, NATO, PARM, PREL, RO SUBJECT: ROMANIA ACCEPTS CROATIA/ALBANIA NATO PROTOCOLS
REF: A. BUCHAREST 00064 B. STATE 07128 C. 08 STATE 106321
1. (U) Mission received on February 20, a letter (under cover of Note Verbale) from Foreign Minister Diaconescu addressed to the Secretary indicating Romania's acceptance of the NATO Accession Protocols for Albania and Croatia (text copied below). Mission will pouch the original document to L/T Francis Holleran Mission understands that the MFA has also sent this document to its Embassy.
2. (U) Begin text:
16 February 2009
Dear Madam Secretary,
I have the pleasure to inform you that, pursuant to Article II of the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of the Republic of Albania and Article II of the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of the Republic of Croatia, Romania ratified the mentioned Protocols.
Therefore, by completing the internal procedures to that end, Romania accepts thereof the two mentioned Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of the Republic of Albania and of the Republic of Croatia respectively.
Romania, as you know, has been a strong supporter of Croatia and Albania joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and, by notifying the acceptance of the two Protocols, Romania wishes to express, once again, its support for the path the two countries have taken towards peace and security.
(signed) Cristian Diaconescu
The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State U.S. Department of State
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