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Defence Minister Participates in the Command Handover⁄Takeover Ceremony of the Joint Romanian-Hungarian Peacekeeping Battalion


The Minister of National Defence, Mihai Fifor, will participate in the takeover/handover ceremony of the Joint Romanian-Hungarian Peacekeeping Battalion, in Arad, from 12.00 hrs., on Friday, November 25th.

On this occasion, the defence minister will attend a race organized by Aurel Vlaicu University and the Food Industry College that would promote the values of ”Invictus” project, meant to contribute to raising public awareness to the problems of the soldiers wounded in theaters of operations.

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The Joint Romanian-Hungarian Peacekeeping Battalion was set up on March 20, 1998 according to an agreement between the Government of Romania and the Government of Hungary signed in Budapest. It was the first unit of its kind in the Romanian Armed Forces and the first joint unit in the world of battalion level, with a strength of 899 servicemen.

The battalion command (commander, deputy commander, chief of staff and his deputy) is ensured by the two countries on a rotational basis.

The Romanian module of the Joint Romanian-Hungarian Peacekeeping Battalion, as an integral part of the 191st “Colonel Radu Golescu” Infantry Battalion, operates in Arad.

During this week the Romanian soldiers participated in the WISE FORESIGHT 2017 exercise in Hodmezovasarhely, Hungary. Hungary has the command of the joint battalion this year.

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