Defence Minister Oprea: Romanian military in theaters of operations are Romania’s best ambassadors worldwide
Romanian military who fight in theaters of operations against terrorism are the best ambassadors of Romania in the world and represent a strong response at the request of the North Atlantic Alliance to increase our country’s participation in Afghanistan’s stabilization and security, said on Thursday the Minister of National Defense, Gabriel Oprea.
He spoke on the occasion of the departure ceremony in Afghanistan of the Command and Control Element and of the 2nd Infantry Battalion.
”Your presence in the theater of operations, alongside other Romanian Army structures (…) represent Romania’s firm response to the request of the North Atlantic Alliance to increase our participation in Afghanistan’s stabilization and security. (…) Most of you are veterans of international missions and have an important, valuable experience, gained through hard work, through the efforts in the shooting ranges, in the national and multinational military drills, in the actions carried out in all theaters of operations” , added Minister Gabriel Oprea.
He expressed confidence that the members of the two structures of the 1st Mechanized Brigade „Argedava” and the 2nd Infantry Battalion „Calugareni” , as well as of the Command and Control Element – Combined Team Zabul will represent Romania with honesty and honor and appreciated their training that make them ready to fulfill all entrusted missions.