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President Iohannis, PM Ciuca welcome France’s decision to strengthen its military presence in Romania: A sign of NATO solidarity

Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis has welcomed President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to step up the French military presence in Romania.

According to a Twitter message posted on Tuesday by Iohannis, France is considering deploying a company of armoured vehicles and a squadron of Leclerc tanks.

“An important gesture for NATO’s Eastern Flank, a sign of Allied solidarity,” said Iohannis.

France will step up its military presence in Romania, with plans to deploy additional armoured vehicles and tanks in Romania, according to French Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu, the AFP and Reuters news agencies report.

Lecornu said at a parliamentary hearing that this decision by President Emmanuel Macron to increase France’s defensive posture on the eastern flank of Europe takes into account the situation on the eastern flank of NATO and the violence of the fighting in Ukraine.

 

PM Ciuca welcomes France’s decision to strengthen its military presence in Romania

 

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca welcomed France’s decision to strengthen its military presence in Romania with a new battle group with Leclerc tanks, underlining French President Emmanuel Macron’s commitment to the strategic partnership between the two countries.

”Excellent news from France through reinforcement of its presence in Romania with a new Leclerc tanks fighting group. We appreciate President Emmanuel Macron’s commitment to our Strategic Partnership,” Nicolae Ciuca tweeted on the Government’s Twitter page.

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