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Mission, Vision and Values

SRI Mission


Our mission is to protect democratic values and promote the national interest of Romania and of its allies in order to ensure national security, the observance of civil rights and freedoms and the defense of the rule of law.

In order to carry out this mission, SRI focuses its activity on:


SRI protects Romanian democratic values, ensures the safety of citizens, as well as the security of economic and classified information.


SRI takes steps to prevent and counter espionage, terrorist and cross – border organized crime activities that, by nature and extent, affect national security.


SRI promotes the security interests of Romania and of its allies in an ever-changing geostrategic framework of states, corporations and asymmetric threats.


We share the vision of a democratic state, with enduring security and competitive economy. To this end, we act discreetly and efficiently, therefore the results of our work indicate rectitude and legality. We are part of the national intelligence community and we build partnerships with our allies, as we are aware of the need to join our efforts in order to prevent terrorism, organized crime and other threats to national and international security.





We believe in democratic values, in observing the law and equidistance. We defend the community we live in, we value people, and we act in order to protect their traditions and ensure their future.


Description of SRI's Crest

The SRI logo is made up of a round shield displaying a rock shaped like an eight-point star. The SRI initials are inscribed upon the rock. The heraldic motto is PATRIA A PRIORI and is found at the bottom of the shield, beneath the eight-point star. The logo is in white – blue enamel.


Symbolic Meaning of Colors

The round shield in white-blue enamel continues the tradition of modern Romanian heraldic markings, including the current coat of arms of Romania. Traditionally, blue is associated with stability, loyalty, intelligence, and truth, values that SRI embraces and whishes to protect. White is associated with light, purity, and ideals. Therefore, the white-blue combination in the SRI logo expresses in chromatic terms, our belief in values such as stability, loyalty, intelligence and truth that serve an ideal – PATRIA A PRIORI.


Symbolic Meaning of Heraldic Elements

The message conveyed by the two heraldic elements is that we embrace undying values. More precisely, the round shape of the shield represents the principle of self-regeneration, while the eight-point star, a forerunner of the octagon and a stylized graphical representation of the edelweiss, is one of the oldest solar symbols in the world. In ancient tradition, but also in the Christian one, the eight –point star and the octagonal shape symbolize resurrection and spiritual renewal.



The heraldic motto beneath the shield – PATRIA A PRIORI – completes the marking and highlights the essence of the SRI mission, which is to defend national security with loyalty, professionalism, and truth in full awareness of the undisputable and fundamental value of the Homeland.

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