While in the Headquarters, the General got familiarised with the Corps'
current and future priorities. Together with the MNC NE leaders, LTG
Herem looked at a vast range of topics encompassing security environment
in the Baltics.
I am very glad that me and the Corps Commander share the same view,
said the General. Amongst the subjects discussed, of particular
importance was the MNC NE training and exercise (Trg&Ex) programme.
Fulfilling the function of the Regional Land Component Command for the
Baltic states and Poland, HQ MNC NE with its subordinate units and
national formations provides cohesion to the dynamic Trg&Ex
landscape. As emphasized by LTGs Herem and Wojciechowski (COM MNC NE),
this collaboration contributes to NATO's deterrence and defence
capabilities in the North-East.
MNC NE plays a very important role in our region as the main commanding unit,
stated the Chief of Defence, "In Estonia, we expect and encourage MNC NE not only to coordinate these activities but also, in many ways, to task us."
Additionally, LTG Herem
discussed the role of land forces in building interoperability within
the Corps' Area of Operations. Through such an approach, Allied and
national formations are able to maintain high readiness while
demonstrating determination and common standing to the countries of
NATO's northeastern flank.
On the first day of
the visit, LTGs Herem and Wojciechowski participated in the 7th
Northern Headquarters Conference conducted online by Allied Joint Force
Command Brunssum. Upon departure, the Chief of Defence presented his certificates of appreciation to the selected MNC NE personnel.