Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.67 - 04 March 2016
The Defence Minister Visited the NATO Force Integration Unit and the Multinational Division South – East
The Minister of National Defence, Mihnea Motoc, and the chief of General Staff, General Nicolae Ciucă, visited the NATO Force Integration Unit and the Multinational Division South – East, on Friday, March 4.
Minister Motoc talked to Romanian and allied personnel, praized the efforts made so far and asked everybody to keep up working hard towards rendering operational their structures.
“The establishment of the two command and control NATO structures and the significantly larger number of exercises hosted and organized by Romania prove that the Romanian Armed Forces are capable of adapting to the new security challenges of the region”, the defence minister said.
The Romanian dignitary stated that rendering operational the two NATO command structures is a major goal of the defence ministry and assured the staff of his entire support.
Establishing these command structures on Romanian territory is part of the steps NATO made in response to improving the security situation in the region and aims at enhancing the capacity of the Alliance to respond in a specific and decisive way to any hostile actions against any member state.