Multinational Division North East

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03 July 2017
Multinational Division North East Headquarters achieved Initial Capability
On 3rd July, in the presence of Polish Minister of National Defence Antoni Macierewicz, Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Leszek Surawski, and a number of national and foreign authorities, Multinational Division North East Headquarters was officially welcomed in Elbląg.

Elbląg, Poland - the establishment of the Multinational Division North East Headquarters is a consequence of the NATO Summit in Warsaw in July 2016, when decisions about the "enhanced forward military presence" on the Alliance's eastern flank were made. It consists of four battalion-seized battle groups deployed in the Baltic States and Poland.

During the Division Headquarters soldiers' welcome ceremony, Minister Antoni Macierewicz indicated - It may be said that the plan, with which we struggled throughout last years, which merely 18 months ago was not clear and not convincing - that joint NATO forces will be deployed on eastern flank and will defend each European nation, not only selected ones; that this plan will be accomplished in a year.-

The ceremony ended the process of achieving Initial Capability by the Headquarters soldiers. On 3rd July, in the Old Town of Elbląg, Commander of the Multinational Division North-East Brig. Gen. Krzysztof Motacki said: - Mission has been accomplished, Initial Capability has been achieved - and the Commander of the Allied Joint Force Command (JFC Brunssum), Gen. Salvatore Farina, assessed that the celebration in Elbląg showed the importance of international cooperation. As he said - the most important is the motto "one for all, all for one", because NATO must show unity, solidarity and determination while defending its borders.-

Currently, the soldiers of the Division Headquarters are preparing to achieve Full Capability, which will take place in the second half of the next year.

Text and photos: MoD


Attached photo gallery: Multinational Division North East Headquarters achieved Initial Capability

Multinational Division North East
Łęczycka 10-12
82-300 Elbląg
tel. 261312382