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CSAT approves Concept for setting up Multinational Division Southeast headquarters in Romania

The Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) at its Wednesday meeting approved the Concept for setting up Multinational Division Southeast headquarters in Romania.

The CSAT analyzed and approved the Concept for setting up Multinational Division Southeast headquarters in Romania, according to a press release of the Presidential Administration.

“The initiative developed in the context in which the NATO member states adopted the greatest plan meant for re-strengthening collective defence at the NATO Summit in Brussels, on July 11-12 2018, by highlighting the strategic importance of the Black Sea for the security of the Euro-Atlantic space and the need for enhancing forward allied presence in this region. The role of the Headquarters is to ensure an adequate configuration of the command and control chain between the Multinational Division South-East, the Allied Joint Force Command in Naples and the back-up forces in case of crisis or conflict,” reads the release.

The same source mentioned that, in the same context, the members of the Council have analyzed and approved the setting up of the Cyber Defence Command.

“The setting up of this command, under the subordination of the Defence General Staff, as part of the process of restructuring and modernizing the Romanian Army, will allow the building of a functional structure at strategic level, able to manage and immediately react against cyber threats, during peacetime and also in case of military attack, military mobilization and war. The command will have to ensure the leadership of the cyber defence in a coherent and efficient manner, through synchronization and dynamic channelling of the efforts of planing, organisation, coordination and execution of the specific actions carried out by the forces in the degraded cyber environment,” reads the release.

Moreover, also approved was the Activity Programme of the Supreme Council for National Defence for 2019, the main working document of the Council, needed for achieving its constitutional objective, namely the organisation and unitary coordination of the activities related to the area of national defence and national security.

“At the end of the meeting, they approved the budget proposals for 2019 of the institutions in charge of the national security field,” reads the release.

 

Iohannis: CSAT passes draft budget for national security field

 

Romania’s Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) passed the draft budget for the national security field and the Romanian Army endowment plan over 2019 – 2028, on Wednesday said President Klaus Iohannis.

“We analysed and passed a series of important measures regarding national security. The first matter is the passing of the Romanian Army endowment plan over the 2019 -2028 period. (…) The basic target consists in the endowment of the force structure with top-notch, NATO-compatible military technique and equipment,” the president said.

Another measure is the passing of the endowment and capabilities to be sent in 2019 outside the Romanian territory.

 

1,902 servicemen will participate in missions, operations outside national territory in 2019

 

A number of 1,902 Romanian servicemen will participate next year in missions and operations outside the territory of the Romanian state, by 127 more soldiers than in 2018, President Klaus Iohannis announced on Wednesday at the end of Romania’s Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) sitting.

“In the CSAT sitting we approved the forces and means to be sent next year, in 2019, in missions and operations outside the soil of the Romanian state. Therefore, we have a number of 1,902 servicemen who will participate in missions and operations outside the territory of the Romanian state, by 127 servicemen more than in 2018, and from the Interior Ministry there will be 759 servicemen and policemen outside the state territory participating in missions of the EU, OSCE [the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe], NATO and UN missions,” Klaus Iohannis stated.

The President added that Romania will further participate with forces and means in NATO operation of Afghanistan, namely Resolute Support Mission and it will maintain the national contribution to ensure the advanced strengthened presence of NATO within the combat group deployed in Poland, simultaneously with maintaining the participation in allied operations in the war theaters of the Western Balkans.

“As a novelty element, I would like to mention that in 2019 Romania will participate with a detachment of military helicopters in the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali, by conducting medical evacuation operations, transporting troops and equipment, as well as ensuring the logistical support necessary to the UN personnel deployed to this country,” Iohannis mentioned.

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