Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.171 - 13 June 2014
The visit to Romania of the Commander of the Canadian Joint Operations Command
On Friday, June 13, Lieutenant General Ștefan Dănilă, the Chief of General Staff, met with the Commander of the Canadian Joint Operations Command, Lieutenant General Stuart Beare who is an official visit to Romania.
Subjects regarding the cooperation between the two armed forces and the continuation of the common training through exercises on the Romanian territory were approached during the official talks.
In this line, the Chief of General Staff emphasized the fact that the Canadian detachment deployed at 71 Air Base from Câmpia Turzii is an example of solidarity at the level of the Alliance. "We appreciated Canadas involvement in the rapid implementation of the measures established at NATO level for the Eastern member states of the Alliance.
The training of the Canadian pilots in the Romanian air space will allow them to perform Air Policing Missions in this area, when necessary ", emphasized Lieutenant General Dănilă. Also, the two officials analyzed the recent evolutions of the security context in the area and the possible military implications.