257 votes in the common session of the Parliament's chambers decided that the US troops are welcome to Romania, according to the previous commitments made in the US-Romania agreement on December 6, 2006.

During the same session, the Social Democrat spokesman, Cristian Diaconescu, was named as head of the Parliamentarian Commission for Foreign Intelligence.

Except for the far right Great Romania party MPs, all other parties declared they will vote in favor of ratifying the Romania - US agreement. 235 votes were required, 257 out of 285 being counted as "in favor" at the end of the session.