NATO will set up multinational command centers this year in Romania, Poland, Bulgaria and the Baltic countries, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry informed in a press release.
“We succeeded in reaching the goals set by the NATO military Committee- that is to set several multinational command centers in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria,” general Jonas Vytautas Zukas, Lithuania’s chief of defense said on Friday after coming back from NATO meeting in Brussels.
The centers are due to be set up this year.
During his first visit to Bulgaria on Friday, NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg also announced that measures had been taken for increasing the level of security within South-East Europe via more presence in the region and patrolling of more ships across the Black Sea with the only purpose of defense. 6 multinational elements for Commandment and management of NATO in East Europe are to be established with the goal of planning joint exercises, improving the coordination between the national command centers and the Alliance’s commanding structures, BNR Bulgarian radio station reported.