The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, will come to Romania next week, according to official sources, in a visit in which he will meet with the French soldiers who are in our country, as well as with the President of Romania Klaus Iohannis.
President Macron is due to arrive in Romania on Wednesday, visiting the Cincu military base, where French soldiers are stationed.
This is the third visit to Romania by the President of France, the first since Macron was re-elected on April 24.
The visit of the French president takes place a few days after the Bucharest 9 Summit, which will take place on Friday, and before the NATO Summit in Madrid, scheduled for June 28-30.
The NATO-led fighting group, Battle Group Forward Presence – BGFP, led by France, will be deployed at Cincu and currently has about 800 members, but in the future it will increase to 1,000 troops from several NATO countries.
“I was deployed three months ago, at the beginning of March, and my battalion now has about 800 soldiers, 500 are French, 300 Belgians. We were mobilized in Constanța, at the military base in Kogălniceanu, and now we have started moving to Cincu, where the battle group will be deployed. Soldiers from several states will be integrated. Now they are from Belgium, but they will certainly come from the Netherlands as well, and in time this battle group will integrate more soldiers from abroad, so that in the end we will reach a force of 1,000 people”, said at the end of last month Colonel Vincent Minguet, Commander of the NATO Battle Group in Romania.
France has also deployed a state-of-the-art ground-to-air defense system in Romania.