Bucharest - Representatives of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Romanian Foreign Ministry on Friday signed a memorandum on holding a NATO summit in Bucharest in April 2008. The Romanians said that the summit's agenda would include the situation in the West Balkans and the broader Black Sea area and energy security, Mediafax news agency reported.
NATO could accept at least one new member at the Bucharest summit, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Victor Micula said, as agreed at the last NATO summit in Riga. Organizers expect 3,000 people to attend the summit as well as the 23 members of the Partnership for Peace, a project that aims to build trust between NATO and the former Soviet Union. Russia has also been invited to the Bucharest summit. EU newcomer Romania has been a NATO member since March 2004.