The Supreme Defense Council met on Tuesday to discuss the Romania's energy and foreign relations strategies for 2007-2020. The last meeting of the Council took place in July this year, when members debated the Romanian Army reform.

In a press conference after the meeting, Romanian President Traian Basescu said that the energy strategy needs to consider to cut costs in energy consumption.

Basescu added that the state needs to maintain its majority shares of the energy producing units and the privatization process needs to be encouraged.

The President warned that there are inadequacies between the Government’s plan and the EU signed treaty on energy strategies.

Even if the foreign relations strategy was scheduled for the meeting, the discussion was postponed since the Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister, Adrian Cioroianu did not attend the meeting, as he attends the UN General Assembly at New York.