NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană attended the launch of a Romanian photo exhibition “Afghanistan: Faces of War,” at NATO Headquarters in Brussels (Belgium).

Romania’s Defence Minister Nicolae Ciucă opened the exhibition. “These photos remind us of the very human faces behind NATO’s missions and operations:not only the brave and professional servicemen and women from Romania, other Allies and our partners, including some who have made the ultimate sacrifice; but also the Afghan communities they serve,”

Mr. Geoană said. “Romania has been a longstanding supporter of our efforts in Afghanistan. Today, it is one of the largest contributors to the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission, with some 800 service members on the ground; our Resolute Support Mission is a strong symbol of the continued global support to the government and the people of Afghanistan’ and these photos symbolise what this support means; they remind us that the sacrifice of brave service members, like Corporal Stoica, were not in vain; our Resolute Support Mission is making a difference, for the people and the future of Afghanistan and for our own security,” he highlighted.