One of the main existing security threat is Russia's "hostile behaviour", Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday, who avoided, though, to mention the Russian Federation directly so that he not be "too direct".

"An important threat to European security today results, obviously, from the hostile behaviour coming from the East, so that I not be too direct. Considering these evolutions, Romania's major objective is to consolidate security through national level efforts and by getting as much value as it can from strategic partnerships developed in time, especially the Strategic Partnership with the US - the most important strategic partnership of our country - as well as our role in NATO and the EU", he said at a workshop on regional security issues in Bucharest.

He said he encouraged the activities of US military on Romanian territory and an increase of US military equipment in Romania.