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Second convoy of French military hardware consisting of a company of Leclerc tanks arrives in Romania

The second convoy with French military hardware consisting of a company of Leclerc tanks, arrived by railway in Voila station, Brasov county, on Wednesday, informs the Ministry of National Defense (MApN).

The military hardware entered the country on Monday, through the Curtici border crossing point, Arad county, and is intended to complement the technical means of the NATO Battle Group Forward Presence (BGFP) deployed in Cincu, the cited source states.

The first convoy with French military hardware, consisting of armored personnel carriers, arrived in Romania on October 23.

MApN reminds that the NATO Battle Group (BGFP) in Romania was established, starting in May, by the transformation of the allied multinational elements within the NATO Response Force, deployed in our country.

Upon France’s proposal to take over the role of the framework nation, the French battalion deployed in Romania, considered the spearhead of NATO’s Very High Reaction Force (VJTF), forms the BGFP on the national territory, integrating, on a rotational basis, troops of Belgium and the Netherlands.

BGFP contributes to the increase in Romania’s military cooperation with France, and, implicitly, to the consolidation of the security of the Euro-Atlantic space on the Eastern Flank. The cooperation with strategic partners and the existence on the national territory of some relevant combat structures contribute to the increase in the defense and deterrence capacity in the context of the war in Ukraine and the crisis in the Black Sea region.

 

Via Agerpres

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