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The manifestations occasioned by the celebration of 145 years since the establishment of the General Staff, an event that practically represents the birth of the Romanian Armed Forces were developed today, November 12, 04 in “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Hall of the Ministry of National Defence in the presence of the MoND leadership.

King Alexandru Ioan Cuza signed in November 12, 1859 the High Order of the Day No. 83 establishing the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Romanian Principalities.

Participants to this festivity were the minister of National Defence Ioan Mircea Pascu, the chief of General Staff General Dr. Eugen Badalan, former chiefs of Staffs and former ministers of National Defence, representatives of the institutions from the national defence, public order and national security system and other military personalities.

After the minister’s reading of the Order of the Day elaborated for the celebration of the 145 years of existence of the Romanian General Staff and the speeches delivered by Mr. Ioan Mircea Pascu and General Dr. Eugen Badalan there was organized a symposium on “General Staff – Evolution and Reform” followed by a ceremony of decoration of “Gandirea Militara Romaneasca” review ( Romanian Military Philosophy).

According to the Decree of the President of Romania the review of the General Staff was awarded the Cultural Merit Order in Knight Degree. This occasion the paper “General Staff, 1859-2004 –History and Transformation” signed by a group of the personnel from the General Staff was introduced to the public. An exhibition of books and photos dedicated to this anniversary moment was opened in the Hall. General Dr. Eugen Badalan handed diplomas and anniversary medals to the civil and military personalities.

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