Minister of National Defence, Mircea Dusa, on Tuesday congratulated all the Romanian troops in the theatres of operations, on the occasion of the Christmas and year-end celebrations, in a videoconference he held at the headquarters of the Ministry.
“We are proud of you, of the manner in which you knew how to accomplish your missions together with our partners and, on this occasion, I want you to send to all the Romanian troops my wish of Happy Holidays and a new year full of achievements and peace,” said Dusa in his message.
The Minister of National Defence was informed by the commanders of detachments about the situation in the responsibility areas, the relations with the local authorities and the allies, while appreciating the effort made by the troops to accomplish with their missions far away from their country, assuring them of the Ministry’s full support.
As many as 260 Romanian troops are deployed in the theatres of operations at this moment., reports Agerpres.
PM Ponta: Defence Budget to be supplemented for advance payment of military technique that Romania needs to buy in 2015
rime Minister Victor Ponta on Tuesday stated at the government meeting that the budget of the Ministry of National Defence is going to be supplemented for advance payment of military technique that Romania needs to buy in 2015, in order to be able to increase its military capabilities. “We are also going to allot today an important amount to the Ministry of National Defence. Until, and if, we obtain the 0.3 pct of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that we talked about for the Army, since we have the money, we decided to pay right now, in advance, for the military technique that we need to acquire in 2005, in order to strengthen our military capabilities,” the Prime Minister said at the government meeting.