Military

Will China Join Military Alliance with Russia to Take on US?

China is not planning on creating a united front with Russia against NATO, the Chinese Defense Ministry announced. Its spokesperson stressed that military ties between the two powers served as a basis for a strategic partnership. However, the sides are sticking to the principle of non-participation in the alliances and do not want any confrontation.

CoD Petrescu to pay official visit to Netherlands

Romania's Chief of Defence Staff (CoD) Daniel Petrescu is paying an official visit to the Netherlands March 3-4. According to a press statement the National Defence Ministry (MApN) sent to AGERPRES, Petrescu is scheduled to meet Dutch Chief of Defence Rob Bauer to discuss bilateral co-operation inside NATO and the EU.

Bulgarian Military Contingent to Take Part in Resolute Support NATO Mission in Afghanistan

Chief of Defense Admiral Emil Eftimov will participate in the solemn ceremony dedicated to sending off the 42nd  Bulgarian military contingent designated to participate in train, advise and assist Resolute Support NATO mission in Afghanistan. The ceremony will take place in Vasil Levski Square in Karlovo starting at 3:30 p.m.

ForMin Aurescu discusses security, defence with head of National Security Bureau from Poland

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, on Friday reiterated Romania's interest in strengthening bilateral dialogue on security and defence issues with Poland, the most important strategic partner of Romania in the region, during a meeting with the head of the Polish National Security Bureau, Presidential Adviser Pawel Soloch, who is currently paying a visit to Romania.

Jens Stoltenberg: Russia, China, Cyber Attacks and Climate Change Are Main Threats

Russia, China, terrorism, cyber attacks and climate change are the main threats facing NATO and the European Union, said Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Alliance Jens Stoltenberg in his doorstep statement before the video summit of the 27 EU member states in Brussels.

US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Feb. 25, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition troops.

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