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MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English

Source: Republic of France in FrenchLa French Republic has issued the following statement:

This Tuesday, July 14, at 8: 00 am, a military ceremony was organized by the French detachment in the Battle Group eFP (enhanced Forward Presence) on the military camp of Rukla. The lieutenant-colonel PRIGENT, commander of the contingent LYNX 7, presided over the ceremony, alongside the other european nations participating in the NATO mission in Lithuania, and in particular Germany, at the head of the multinational battalion. According to the head of the detachment, this celebration has been the opportunity to “show that France is a staunch ally and strong Alliance” before discussing the currency of the vet : “Stronger Together “, which is for him ” also in the spirit of 14 July “.

At the end of the ceremony, a delegation of French military went to the French Embassy in Vilnius in order to attend the reception given by the Ambassador, Mrs. Claire Lignières-Counathe, in the presence of the vice-minister of foreign affairs, Mr. Dalius Cekuolis, and other personalities from the political, diplomatic, and defense. The Ambassador recalled that France was taking ” its share in the implementation of the measures of reassurance and deterrence that have been decided at the NATO Summit in Warsaw in 2016. France is for the second time in Lithuania, and for the fourth time in the mission of presence advanced reinforced NATO. When we participate in a NATO mission in a country of the European Union, reinforcing the european defence overall. For us it is important to be here in this mission, of which Germany is the framework nation and this will enhance the operability between the armed forces of French and German. “For the vice-minister of Lithuanian foreign affairs, the French presence is” a demonstration of solidarity of the NATO and the European Union “. Mrs. Claire Lignières-Counathe has also stated that ” the NATO mission meets several objectives, not just being in a NATO mission, but also to be close with the other armed forces that are part of this Battle Group “.

Finally, in the context of the crisis of the COVID-19 and the honor of the nursing staff, the ambassador paid tribute to the military health service of the armies, Lithuanian, and French present at the reception.

After 10 days of presence on the soil of lithuania, July 14, was the occasion for the French military mission Lynx to assert their presence with their allies as political authorities in lithuania and to demonstrate their exemplary commitment to the service of NATO and Lithuania.

Decided by the heads of State and government at the Warsaw summit in 2016, the Posture of presence advanced reinforced NATO (enhanced Forward Presence or eFP) allows the Allies to deploy a limited number of military forces in the baltic countries and Poland. This commitment non-permanent aims to further strengthen the defense posture of the Alliance through a deterrent posture, which is purely defensive, according to a planning is validated collectively. In this framework, France is committed in Lithuania in 2018 a device articulated around 300 French soldiers and an S-task forces composed of 4 tanks Leclerc and 13 VBCI. This mission Lynx is integrated in a battalion commanded by Germany.

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