Romania not to send more troops to Iraq

Xinhua, China
June 28 2004

Romania not to send more troops to Iraq

BUCHAREST, June 27 (Xinhuanet) — Romanian President Ion Iliescu
announced in Istanbul, capital of Turkey, on Sunday that his country
will not send more troops to Iraq.

Speaking to the correspondent of the Rompres, Iliescu, who
arrived in Istanbul on Sunday to attend the NATO summit, said
thatRomania will only make some adjustments in the structure of its
troops in Iraq and may send a few technical officers there.

The president said that the Iraqi issue will be a top item on the
agenda of the NATO summit, and NATO is possible to get into the Iraqi

Iliescu said Romania holds that NATO should expand the range
ofits peaceful partnership action plan in the western Balkans and the
Black Sea region to include Georgia and Armenia.

Romania will also propose NATO invite Serbia and Mongenegro,
aswell as Bosnia-Herzegovina to the partnership plan, Iliescu added.

Romania became the full-fledged member state of NATO on Mach
29this year. It is the first time for the Romanian president to
takepart in a NATO summit.