President Klaus Iohannis said on Monday in Craiova, where he went on an information visit to the Headquarters Multinational Brigade South-East, that Romania is and will remain a part of NATO's effort to improve regional and global security and will continue to share in NATO's presence in Poland, as well as the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan. "(...) Romania will continue to share in NATO's presence in Poland, within the US-led body, as well as in the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan. Romania is and will remain part of NATO's effort to improve regional and global security by a multidirectional approach. The exceptional conduct of the Romanian Armed Forces and allied counterparts, proven in national exercises as well as in international missions and operations, demonstrates the high level of professionalism we need to make Romania's cooperation truly effective. I am convinced that the work you are doing here at the Multinational Brigade South-East is indispensable to achieving the central goal of the North Atlantic Alliance, which is to successfully carry out actions to meet the current security challenges," Iohannis said.
The President underscored that NATO means solidarity and unity, and the participation of member states in joint activities observes this principle. "The North Atlantic Alliance means, first of all, solidarity and unity, and the participation of other NATO member states - whether it is the multinational personnel that includes the headquarters of this brigade or the Allies' participation in joint training and exercises - I am grateful to the allied states that have committed themselves to participating in this joint effort. I am convinced that the foreign soldiers deployed in Romania, coming from Canada, Spain, Portugal and Poland, will appreciate our hospitality and work excellently with their Romanian partners," added Iohannis.
President Klaus Iohannis, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Defence Minister Mihai Fifor and Chief of Romania's Army Staff Nicolae Ciuca made an informational visit to the NATO Headquarters Multinational Brigade South-East (HQ MN BDE-SE) in Craiova, on Monday.