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The 32nd Infantry Battalion "Mircea" from Timisoara hosted the military ceremony occasioned by the returming from Kosovo TO of the ROFND XXI Detachment`s military.
Through his speech for this occasion, the Defence Minister Gabriel Oprea wished the 86 military from the detachment "Welcome home!" and congratulated them for the exemplary way they accomplished the entrusted mission in Kosovo TO, where they reached the required performance standards: "You have successfully concluded a difficult stage to a normal economic and social life in Kosovo. At the end of this mission I want to thank you for the results and for the professionalism, loyalty and bravery you proved".
The Defence Minister Gabriel Oprea thanked the military`s families who offered them a moral support from home then he reviewed the main missions that the soldiers from ROFND structures have been carrying out during 21 rotations: "In their nine years of continuous presence of the Romanian troops in this operational area they provided, along with our allies and partners, a stable environment for the local authorities and international organizations action. We are very proud as the Romanian Armed Forces have been able to sent in the TOs such well trained structures like ROFND detachments who can report "Kosovo, mission accomplished!"
Talking about the missions the Romanian soldiers are now carrying out in the region, the defence minister stressed the fact that "the NATO mission in Kosovo moved to the second phase, of discouragement, that implies a progressive forces downsize. In this phase Romania keeps supporting the international efforts to a stabilized area and a secure environment."
The ceremony was attended, along with the soldiers` families, by the Commander of the 4th Infantry Division "Gemina", Brigadier General Dumitru Scarlat, the Commander of the 18th Infantry Brigade "Banat", Brigadier General Gheorghe Simina, and local and county representatives of the public authorities.

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