Ministry of National Defence
For the second consecutive year the government allocates the National Ministry of Defense 2 percent of GDP and will steadily maintain this level until at least the year 2026, minister of National Defense Mihai Fifor announced on Wednesday at the military oath-taking ceremony organized at the 'Ferdinand I' Military Technical Academy for the military higher education institutions
Romania's Defence Minister Mihai Fifor on Monday welcomed UK ambassador to Romania Andrew Noble to discuss Romanian-UK defence co-operation, according to a press statement released by the Defence Ministry (MApN).
Fifor and Noble emphasised NATO relations as well as current European affairs at their meeting at the MApN headquarters.
Romania's Defence Minister Mihai Fifor had bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Canada, Italy and Turkey as part of his participation in Brussels in a meeting of the NATO defense ministers whom he invited officially to participate in the events to be organised in Bucharest on December 1, the National Day of Romania, as 100 years since the Greater Union are celebrated.
Defence Minister Mihai Fifor said on Monday that he will begin the procedure for acquiring coastal artillery systems.
A remembrance ceremony for the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 was organised on Tuesday at the Deveselu military base, with Minister of National Defense Mihai Fifor and US Ambassador Hans Klemm attending.
The flags of the US and Romania, as well as the NATO flag were hoisted at the venue. The US flag was flown half-mast.
The Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA) has extended the tenure of the chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA), Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, a statement by the Greek prime minister's office said Tuesday.
Apostolakis, who first assumed office in September 2015, will serve for a fourth consecutive year.
Romania's Defence Minister Mihai Fifor attended an informal meeting of the EU defence ministers in Vienna on Wednesday and Thursday, voicing Romania's support for the ongoing processes in the Western Balkans designed for the development of the partners in this area and for placing them on a European track.
Secretary of State with the Ministry of National Defence (MApN) Mircea Dusa on Wednesday had a meeting at the MApN headquarters with a delegation of the Japanese Diet, in which context he underscored the strictly defensive nature of the Component of the ballistic missile defence system in Deveselu.
Romania's Defence Minister Mihai Fifor said on Wednesday that two aircraft will take off the same day from Base 90 for Greece to assist Greece in suppressing recent wildfires.
The excellent defence co-operation between the UK and Romania, with emphasis on the British military contribution to Romania, were discussed on Friday at a meeting of Romania's Defence Minister Mihai Fifor and the British Secretary of Defense, Gavin Williamson.