Recognising the intention of the parties to assess the effective implementation of sofa SUPPLEMENTS and the Defence Cooperation Agreement and, if agreed upon, to update these agreements; The United States of America and Romania (hereafter referred to as « parties »); Reaffirming that the deployment of ballistic missile defence fighters on Romania`s territory contributes greatly to the establishment and improvement of the US missile defence system, as well as to NATO`s missile defence capability, entry into force, duration, closure and amendment, given their common defence interests. , and recognising that cooperation in the field of ballistic defence is one of the elements of broader bilateral security cooperation, which should contribute to strengthening the security of the parties; Considering that the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and delivery systems, including ballistic missiles, poses a serious and growing threat to international peace and security, as well as to the populations, territory and armed forces of the contracting parties, their allies and partners, also aware of the need to combine and intensify their self-defence efforts , individual and collective, in order to maintain international peace and security and further strengthen their capacity to respond appropriately to threats and attacks, including acts of terrorism, NATO and the US ballistic defence system and ballistic defence system recognize the importance of cooperation with NATO allies and partners to defend against the threat of ballistic missiles and that the deployment of ballistic missile fighters Romania improves security relations between the United States and Romania and contributes to international peace and security and U.S. security. Romania and NATO; Aegis Ashore Fact Sheet (. PDF Document, 111 Kb) Agreement between the United States of America and Romania on the use of the U.S. ballistic defense system in Romania (. PDF Document, 302 Kb) Ballistic Missile Defense Agreement Between the United States of America and Romania (. PDF Document, 156 Kb) European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) and NATO Missile Defense (. PDF, 233 Kb) recognizing their shared vision of a broader and deeper strategic partnership between the United States and Romania, including the development of enhanced mechanisms for political and military consultations to strengthen their mutual security under Article 3 of the North Atlantic Treaty; Reaffirming its firm willingness to cooperate in order to support, in accordance with the principle of NATO security indivisibility and NATO`s principle of solidarity, NATO`s ability to make missile defence a key mission of the Alliance, with the aim of ensuring full coverage and protection for all European NATO populations, territories and forces and shaping NATO`s central role in missile defence in Europe; Reaffirming the exclusively defensive nature of the United States` European adaptive approach to ballistic missile defence and its compliance with the United Nations Charter, the United States High Representative and the Romanian Commander may discuss local affairs with local authorities in the region where the base is located.