Chair of NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, attends Black Sea and Balkans security forum in Bucharest, Romania

Admiral Rob Bauer visited Bucharest, Romania on 3-4 September 2021. He participated in the fifth edition of the Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum 2021 and visited the Romanian Ministry of Defence where he was welcomed with full military honours.

“Challenges, risks and threats emerge everywhere, from the Alliance’s north, south, east and western flanks. At any one time, we may need more than one regional military response plan in play….”


“Romania makes important contributions to our shared security. You contribute to the NATO – led Kosovo Force Mission and NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup in Poland. You host the Multinational Division South-East Headquarters as well as the Aegis Ashore at Deveselu, as a contribution to NATO’s Missile Defence system. The Aegis Ashore helps protect Allied nations against missile threats from outside the Euro-Atlantic area [sic].”