Romania - NATO

Romania was invited to join the North Atlantic Alliance at the NATO Summit in Prague in 2002. At that time, the allies launched the invitation of membership to seven countries - Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

On March 29, 2004, Romania officially joined NATO by submitting the instruments of ratification to the U.S. Department of State, the depositary state of the North Atlantic Treaty. On

According to a law passed in 2005, the "NATO Day in Romania" is celebrated on the first Sunday of April. In 2009, Romania has celebrated five years since joining the North Atlantic Alliance.

Between 2 - 4 April 2008 Romania hosted the NATO Summit in Bucharest which was the major foreign policy event organized by Romania, and the largest summit in NATO's history.