The National Day Military Parade begins
Bucharest, Dec 1 /Agerpres/ - The Military Parade on the National Day of Romania has begun on Saturday in Bucharest, with 4,000 Romanian and foreign servicemen to march under the Arch of Triumph.
The start of manifestations was done by the review of the Honor Guard by President Klaus Iohannis, after which the National Anthem was sung.
The head of state layed a wreath at the Arch of Triumph.
The military parade is attended by Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, President of the Senate Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Liviu Dragnea, President of the Constitutional Court of Romania Valer Dorneanu, ministers, members of Parliament, former heads of state Emil Constantinescu and Traian Basescu, representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Bucharest, party leaders, representatives of the Army and veterans.
Approximately 4,000 servicemen and specialists of the Ministry of National Affairs (MApN), Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI), Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), Protection and Security Service (SPP) and the National Penitentiary Administration, along 200 military vehicles and 50 aircraft, with 500 foreign servicemen from allied or partner countries among them, will participate on Saturday, in the Military Parade organized on the occasion of the National Day of Romania in the Arch of Triumph Square in Bucharest.
According to the MApN, the detachments of foreign servicemen will come from Albania, Bulgaria, Canada, Czechia, Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Republic of Moldova, Slovakia, the United States of America, Turkey and Ukraine. AGERPRES (RO - author: Florentina Peia, editor: Mirela Barbulescu; EN - editor: Razvan-Adrian Pandea)