148137 4/1/2008 21:17 08STATE33647 Secretary of State UNCLASSIFIED VZCZCXYZ0002 OO RUEHWEB DE RUEHC #3647 0922122 ZNR UUUUU ZZH O 012117Z APR 08 FM SECSTATE WASHDC TO RUEHBM/AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST IMMEDIATE 8673 INFO RUEHUP/AMEMBASSY BUDAPEST IMMEDIATE 3490 RUEHVB/AMEMBASSY ZAGREB IMMEDIATE 0417 RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE RUEHNO/USMISSION USNATO IMMEDIATE 2634 UNCLAS STATE 033647
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: KTIA, MCAP, NATO, PREL, RO, HR, HU SUBJECT: DELIVERY OF DIPNOTE FOR U.S. AIRCRAFT TRANSIT THROUGH ROMANIAN AIRSPACE
1. (U) Department requests that Embassy Bucharest deliver the diplomatic note in para two requesting transit of U.S. aircraft to Croatia through Romanian airspace to assist with air support coverage during the President,s visit, April 4 and 5, 2008.
2. (U) Begin text of diplomatic note:
The Embassy of the United States of America presents its compliments to the Ministry of Defense of the Government of Romania, and has the honor to request the Ministry,s support to approve transit of U.S. aircraft assisting the Government of Croatia with air security patrols over Croatian airspace on April 4 and 5, 2008, for the visit of the President of the United States of America.
The United States of America respectfully requests concurrence from the Republic of Romania that the United States Air Force F-15 aircraft on temporary deployment to Campia Turzii Air Base in support of NATO Summit 2008 Bucharest may take off from Campia Turzii and transit Romanian air space, with weapons, in a direct manner, through Romania and enter Hungarian airspace as permitted by Hungary en route to Croatia to assist the Government of Croatia with its air security patrol and then return to Campia Turzii.
Moreover, the United States of America requests concurrence that the United States Air Force F-15 aircraft on temporary deployment to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria in support of NATO Summit 2008 Bucharest may transit Romanian air space, with weapons, in a direct manner, from Graf Ignatievo, through Romania and enter Hungarian airspace as permitted by Hungary en route to Croatia to assist the Government of Croatia with its air security patrol, and then return through Romanian airspace to Graf Ignatievo.
The Embassy of the United States of America avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Ministry of Defence its assurances of the highest consideration.
Embassy of the United States of America Bucharest, April XX, 2008
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