Top general inspects NATO multinational facility

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A senior NATO commander dropped into Latvia August 30 to inspect the alliance's 'NATO Force Integration Unit Latvia', one of several Force Integration Unit facilities created in the wake of the NATO Wales summit of 2014.

Germany's Lieutenant General Manfred Hofmann, whose official title is Commander Multinational Corps Northeast made an official visit to Latvia, meeting with the National Armed Forces Commander Lieutenant General Raymond Graube and Defense Ministry officials to discuss the current developments in the defense sector and security situation in the region.

General Hoffman also ran the rule over the unit which NATO insists is not a base but a command and logistical center designed, as the name suggests, to serve the military forces of the various NATO member states who come to Latvia for long- or short-term training purposes.

Hoffman discussed in particular the expected arrival of Canadian troops who will head NATO's multinational battle group after decisions taken at this year's Warsaw summit..

"I am a witness to the hard but fruitful teamwork of the last 12 months. Latvia's NATO Force Integration Unit is an essential link between national forces and the multinational NATO forces," said Hoffman.

Meanwhile Latvia's National Armed Forces (NBS) have published a new photo gallery of Latvian and US troops training together which you can see via the link below.


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