Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca on Friday met with the Romanian and Polish military of the 26th Infantry Battalion belonging to the South-East Multinational Brigade in Craiova, a release by the National Defence Ministry (MApN) reads.
Minister Ciuca was part of the delegation of Prime Minister Ludovic Orban that visited the southern Craiova Ford plant.
According to the source, the commander of the South-East Multinational Brigade, Brigadier General Cristian Dan presented the high officials with the specifics of the brigade’s missions, an allied structure set up in 2016 under the command of the Headquarters Multinational Division South East in Bucharest, as part of the active measures of strengthening of the allied deterrence and defence posture on NATO’s eastern flank.
In his turn, the commander of the 26th Infantry Battalion ‘Neagoe Basarab’, Lieutenant Colonel Mitel Jilavu informed about the unfolding infrastructure projects within the unit premises: the rehabilitation of the military technique park, worth approximately 19 million RON, as well as the upgrading works of the buildings that include the unit’s club, the food zone and the gym, all of which are worth rd 15.5 million RON.
The officials could see the armoured fighting vehicles that are equipping the Romanian and Polish armies and lunched with the troops.
“It’s an honour to be here, today, with you and I want to thank you for everything you do to defend Romania and NATO’s eastern flank, in particular the Polish military for their effort to perform missions far from their families,” Ludovic Orban said.
Minister Ciuca in his turn thanked the Romanian and Polish military who are jointly training at Craiova, as part of the South-East Multinational Brigade, for the way they accomplish their missions and assured them of the ministry’s support.
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