In 2014, the number of exercises and training activities have nationally increased by 25 pct as compared to 2013, and those executed at bilateral/allied level have recorded a 133 pct growth, the National Defence minister, Mircea Dusa said on Monday, at the annual reunion of the Defence attaches accredited in Bucharest.
The minister specified that in 2015 the joint activities will be more numerous, as currently several big multinational exercises are in progress.
According to a release by the National Defence Ministry (MApN), minister Dusa said the ministry’s priority for this year is to re-establish the Romanian Army’s operational capacity, simultaneously with the fulfilment of the commitments deriving from the quality Romania has as a NATO, EU, UN and OSCE member state.
At the same time, minister Dusa expressed his preoccupation to suitably respond to the new challenges of security from the NATO’s Eastern flank, by putting at the Alliance’s disposal of a multinational division level command, as well as by hosting a multinational unit of integration of the NATO forces (NFIU – NATO Force Integration Unit).
‘As for the multinational division level command, we contemplate to achieving the initial operational capacity ahead of the Warsaw Reunion, and of the complete operational capacity’s, in 2018,’ Dusa completed.