Ministry of National Defence

DefMin Fifor: Gov't Defense allocation steady at 2 pct of GDP through 2026

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

DefMin Fifor welcomes UK ambassador, chief of Georgia army staff

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 DefMin Fifor meets Canadian, Italian and Turkish counterparts in Brussels

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.

Remembrance ceremony for 9/11 victims held at Deveselu military base

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.

KYSEA extends tenure of Armed Forces chief

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.

In Vienna, DefMin Fifor voices Romania's support for the ongoing processes in Western Balkans

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.

MApN's Dusa meets Japanese parliamentary delegation - underscores strictly defensive nature of Deveselu system

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.

DefMin Fifor, UK counterpart Williamson discuss excellent bilateral defence co-operation

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.