Defence Minister Mircea Dusa will be attending today the activation ceremony of the NATO Force Integration Unit in Bucharest.
Also attending will be General Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Nicolae Ciuca.
The command is one of six such headquarters set up in Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania to consolidate the eastern flank of NATO.
The units are part of NATO’s adaptation plans as the Alliance faces increased security challenges in the region and is aimed at improving the Alliance’s capacity to concretely and decisively respond to any hostile action against a member state.
They will work in conjunction with national officials to identify logistical networks, transportation nodes and supporting infrastructure to ensure NATO high-readiness forces can deploy into an assigned region as quickly as possible.
Late this August at the Smardan firing range of Galati County, National Defence Minister Mircea Dusa reported that that on September 3, NATO force integration units (NFIUs) will be simultaneously inaugurated in all the six eastern border member states of the European Union, Romania included. “At 11:00 o’clock on September 3, we will be simultaneously inaugurating in all the six eastern border member states of the European Union NFIU command centres, which include raising the NATO flag and opening the similar command in Bucharest City,” said Dusa.