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Jan 13 2020

SHAPE welcomes Romanian Chief of Defence Staff

SHAPE, Belgium – The Romanian Chief of Defence Staff Lieutenant General Daniel Petrescu visited Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.

Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Tod D. Wolters hosted Lieutenant General Petrescu during the scheduled visit. The two and their staffs took part in discussions focusing on: Headquarters Multinational Division South-East, Romania’s contribution to NATO’s Readiness Initiative and Command Structure Adaptation, and the status of training initiatives along with the country’s focus within NATO throughout the new year.

SHAPE, Belgium (Jan. 13, 2020) Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Tod D. Wolters and Romanian Chief of Defence Staff Lieutenant General Daniel Petrescu greet service members during a visit to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. During the visit General Wolters and Lieutenant General Petrescu held discussions focusing on Romania’s involvement within NATO for the New Year. (SHAPE Photo by SSgt Ross Fernie)

Romania joined the Alliance as a member nation in March 2004 after the Prague Summit. They have contributed to missions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Lieutenant General Petrescu was appointed to the position of Chief of Defence in December 2019. He has also held various tactical, operational and strategic level positions within the Romanian Armed Forces, NATO Headquarters and in multiple theatres of operation.

Story by SHAPE Public Affairs Office

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